JP2002149528A - Information providing system, server used for the system information providing method, and machine readable recording medium for realizing the method - Google Patents

Information providing system, server used for the system information providing method, and machine readable recording medium for realizing the method

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JP2002149528A
JP2002149528A JP2000344946A JP2000344946A JP2002149528A JP 2002149528 A JP2002149528 A JP 2002149528A JP 2000344946 A JP2000344946 A JP 2000344946A JP 2000344946 A JP2000344946 A JP 2000344946A JP 2002149528 A JP2002149528 A JP 2002149528A
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Katsuya Nakagawa
克哉 中川
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Abstract

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide useful information related to a user action in relation to user position information. SOLUTION: This information providing system includes a portable terminal and a server. The portable terminal includes a transmitting means for transmitting position information representing its own position to the server in response to an inquiry from the server. The server includes a communication means for making communication with the portable terminal, a storage means for storing schedule information representing a schedule to be carried out by the user of the portable terminal, and a control means which is connected to the communication means and the storage means, generates information about movement for performing the schedule on the basis of the position information received from the portable terminal and the schedule information stored in the storage means and transmitting the information to the portable terminal. The portable terminal further includes a display means for displaying the information on the movement received from the server.

Description

【発明の詳細な説明】 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

【0001】 [0001]

【発明の属する技術分野】本発明は、サーバから端末へ情報を送信する技術に関し、特に、携帯端末から位置情報を取得して、その携帯端末に位置情報に関連する情報を送信する技術に関する。 The present invention relates to a technique for transmitting information from a server to a terminal, and more particularly to a technique for acquiring position information from a portable terminal and transmitting information related to the position information to the portable terminal.

【0002】[0002]

【従来の技術】従来から移動体の位置情報からその移動
体に地図情報を提供するものとして、カー・ナビゲーシ
ョン装置が知られている。また、地図情報をカー・ナビ
ゲーション装置側に記憶するのではなく、携帯端末と無
線通信可能な情報センタ側に記憶させて、携帯端末の現
在位置を受信してその付近の地図情報を送信するシステ
ムがある。地図情報に加えて、その地図上の施設などの
情報を提供するシステムがある。
2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, a car navigation apparatus has been known as a device for providing map information to a moving object from position information of the moving object. Also, a system that stores map information in an information center that can wirelessly communicate with a mobile terminal, instead of storing the map information in a car navigation device, receives a current position of the mobile terminal, and transmits map information in the vicinity thereof. There is. There is a system that provides information such as facilities on the map in addition to the map information.

【0003】このようなシステムに関連する、特開平1
0−13961号公報に開示される移動体通信システム
がある。この公報に開示された移動体通信システムは、
移動端末と情報センタとを含むシステムであって、移動端末は、自己の位置情報を検出するための位置情報検出手段と、位置情報を情報センタへ送信するための位置情報送信手段と、アップロードデータを情報センタへ送信するためのアップロードデータ送信手段と、情報センタからの情報をユーザに提供するための情報提供手段とを含み、情報センタは、情報を蓄積するための蓄積手段と、移動端末からの位置情報を受信して蓄積手段内の情報を検索するための検索手段と、アップロードデータを蓄積手段に蓄積するための蓄積制御手段と、検索手段にて検索された情報を蓄積手段から取り出して移動端末に送信するための情報送信手段とを含む。 It is a system including a mobile terminal and an information center, and the mobile terminal has a position information detecting means for detecting its own position information, a position information transmitting means for transmitting the position information to the information center, and upload data. The information center includes an upload data transmission means for transmitting the information to the information center and an information providing means for providing the information from the information center to the user, and the information center includes the storage means for accumulating the information and the mobile terminal. A search means for receiving the position information of the above and searching for information in the storage means, a storage control means for storing the uploaded data in the storage means, and extracting the information searched by the search means from the storage means. Includes an information transmitting means for transmitting to a mobile terminal. [0003] Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. [0003] Japanese Patent Laid-Open No.
There is a mobile communication system disclosed in Japanese Patent Application Publication No. 0-13961. The mobile communication system disclosed in this publication, There is a mobile communication system disclosed in Japanese Patent Application Publication No. 0-13961. The mobile communication system disclosed in this publication,
A system including a mobile terminal and an information center, the mobile terminal comprising: a position information detecting unit for detecting its own position information; a position information transmitting unit for transmitting the position information to the information center; And an information providing means for providing a user with information from the information center. The information center includes: a storage means for storing information; Search means for receiving the position information of the storage means and searching the information in the storage means, storage control means for storing the upload data in the storage means, and extracting the information searched by the search means from the storage means. Information transmitting means for transmitting to the mobile terminal. A system including a mobile terminal and an information center, the mobile terminal comprising: a position information detecting unit for detecting its own position information; a position information transmitting unit for transmitting the position information to the information center; And an information providing means for providing a user with information from the information center. The information center includes: a storage means for storing information; Search means for receiving the position information of the storage means and searching the information in the storage means, storage control means for storing the upload data in Information transmitting means for transmitting to the mobile terminal. The storage means, and extracting the information searched by the search means from the storage means.

【0004】アップロードデータ送信手段は、位置情報
に関連した情報またはサービスをアップロードデータと
して情報センタへ送信する。情報提供手段は、情報セン
タから送られてきた位置情報に関連した情報をユーザに
提供する。蓄積手段は、移動端末の移動範囲内の情報を
蓄積する。検索手段は、移動端末から送られてきた位置
情報を受信して、この蓄積手段に蓄積されている位置情
報に関連した情報を検索する。蓄積制御手段は、移動端
末内のアップロードデータ送信手段から送信された情報
を蓄積手段に蓄積する。情報送信手段は、検索手段にて
検索された位置情報に関連した情報を蓄積手段から取り
出して、位置情報に関連した情報を移動端末に送信す
る。このようにして、移動端末が自己の位置情報を情報
センタへ送信することにより、受信した位置情報に関連
して情報センタの蓄積手段に蓄積されている情報が移動
端末においてユーザに提供することができる。さらに、
移動端末が、アップロードデータ送信手段を通じて位置情報に関連した情報を情報センタへ送信することにより、情報センタ内の情報を、随時、更新して蓄積することができる。 By transmitting the information related to the location information to the information center through the upload data transmitting means, the mobile terminal can update and store the information in the information center at any time. その結果、移動端末の現在位置を示す地図情報だけでなく、その地図上の施設などの位置情報に関連した詳細な情報(例えば、地図上の施設の電話番号や営業時間など)を利用することができる。 As a result, not only the map information indicating the current position of the mobile terminal but also the detailed information related to the location information such as the facility on the map (for example, the telephone number and business hours of the facility on the map) should be used. Can be done. [0004] The upload data transmitting means transmits information or service related to the position information to the information center as upload data. The information providing unit provides the user with information related to the position information sent from the information center. The storage unit stores information within a moving range of the mobile terminal. The search means receives the position information sent from the mobile terminal and searches for information related to the position information stored in the storage means. The storage control unit stores the information transmitted from the upload data transmission unit in the mobile terminal in the storage unit. The information transmitting means extracts information related to the position information searched by the searching means from the storage means, and transmits the information related to the position information to the mobile terminal. By transmitting the location information of the mobile terminal to the in [0004] The upload data transmitting means transmits information or service related to the position information to the information center as upload data. The information providing unit provides the user with information related to the position information sent from the information center. The storage unit stores information The storage control unit stores the information transmitted from the upload data transmission unit within a moving range of the mobile terminal. The search means receives the position information sent from the mobile terminal and searches for information related to the position information stored in the storage means. In the mobile terminal in the storage unit. The information transmitting means extracts information related to the position information searched by the searching means from the storage means, and transmits the information related to the position information to the mobile terminal. By transmitting the location information of the mobile terminal to the in formation center in this way, the information stored in the storage means of the information center in relation to the received location information can be provided to the user at the mobile terminal. it can. further, formation center in this way, the information stored in the storage means of the information center in relation to the received location information can be provided to the user at the mobile terminal. It can. Further,
The mobile terminal transmits the information related to the position information to the information center through the upload data transmitting means, so that the information in the information center can be updated and accumulated as needed. As a result, use of not only map information indicating the current location of the mobile terminal but also detailed information related to location information such as facilities on the map (for example, telephone numbers and business hours of facilities on the map). Can be. The mobile terminal transmits the information related to the position information to the information center through the upload data transmitting means, so that the information in the information center can be updated and accumulated as needed. As a result, use of not only map information indicating the current location of the mobile terminal but also detailed information related to location information such as facilities on the map (for example, telephone numbers and business hours of facilities on the map). Can be.

【0005】 [0005]

【発明が解決しようとする課題】しかしながら、この公
報に開示された移動体通信システムでは、移動端末が位
置情報を送信すると、その位置情報に関連する情報が提
供されるに過ぎない。情報の提供を受けたユーザは、自
己の判断でその施設に行くことができる時間的な余裕が
あるのか否か、その施設に自己の興味があるのか否か等
の判断を行なわなければならない。
However, in the mobile communication system disclosed in this publication, when a mobile terminal transmits location information, only information related to the location information is provided. The user who has been provided with the information has to make a judgment as to whether he / she has sufficient time to go to the facility at his / her own discretion, whether or not the user is interested in the facility.

【0006】本発明は、上述の課題を解決するためにな
されたものであって、ユーザの位置情報に関連してユー
ザの行動に関する有益な情報の提供を行なうことができ
る、情報提供システム、そのシステムに用いられるサー
バ、情報提供方法およびその方法を実現するプログラム
を記録した機械読取可能な記録媒体を提供することであ
る。
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention has been made to solve the above-described problems, and provides an information providing system capable of providing useful information relating to a user's action in relation to the user's position information. An object of the present invention is to provide a server used in a system, an information providing method, and a machine-readable recording medium on which a program for realizing the method is recorded.

【0007】[0007]

【課題を解決するための手段】第1の発明に係る情報提
供システムは、携帯端末とサーバとを含む情報提供シス
テムであって、携帯端末は、サーバと通信するための通
信手段と、自己の位置を検知するための検知手段と、情
報を出力するための出力手段と、通信手段と検知手段と
出力手段とに接続され、携帯端末を制御するための制御
手段とを含み、制御手段は、自己の位置を表わす位置情
報をサーバに送信するように検知手段と通信手段とを制
御するための手段を含み、サーバは、携帯端末と通信す
るための通信手段と、携帯端末の使用者が実行する計画
を表わす計画情報を記憶するための記憶手段と、通信手
段と記憶手段とに接続され、サーバを制御するための制
御手段とを含み、サーバの制御手段は、携帯端末から受
信した位置情報と計画情報とに基づいて、計画を実行す
るための行動に関する情報を携帯端末に送信するよう
に、通信手段と記憶手段とを制御するための手段を含
み、携帯端末の制御手段は、サーバから受信した情報を
出力するように出力手段を制御するための手段をさらに
含む。ここで、計画を実行するための行動には、次の計
画を実行する場所までの移動、移動に関する運賃の問合
せ、チケットの購入などの行動を含む。
An information providing system according to a first aspect of the present invention is an information providing system including a portable terminal and a server, wherein the portable terminal includes communication means for communicating with the server, and its own Detecting means for detecting the position, output means for outputting information, connected to the communication means and the detecting means and the output means, including control means for controlling the mobile terminal, the control means, The server includes a means for controlling the detection means and the communication means so as to transmit position information representing its own position to the server, and the server is provided with a communication means for communicating with the portable terminal and a user of the portable terminal executing the communication means. Storage means for storing plan information representing a plan to be executed, and control means connected to the communication means and the storage means for controlling the server, the control means of the server comprising: When A control unit configured to control the communication unit and the storage unit so as to transmit the information on the action for executing the plan to the mobile terminal based on the image information; Means for controlling the output means so as to output the obtained information. Here, the action for executing the plan includes actions such as moving to a place where the next plan is executed, inquiring about a fare related to the movement, and purchasing a ticket.

【0008】第1の発明によると、携帯端末は、検知手
段により検知した自己の位置を表わす位置情報をサーバ
に送信する。サーバは、受信した位置情報と記憶した計
画情報とに基づいて、携帯端末の使用者が計画を実行す
るための行動に関する情報を携帯端末に送信する。携帯
端末は、サーバから受信した情報を出力する。これによ
り、サーバは、受信した位置情報に基づく現在位置から
次の計画を実行する場所までの移動などの行動について
の情報を、携帯端末に提供できる。携帯端末は、現在位
置から次の計画を実行する場所までの移動などの行動に
ついての情報を表示することができる。その結果、ユー
ザの位置情報に関連してユーザの行動に関する有益な情
報の提供を行なうことができる情報提供システムを提供
することができる。ここで、携帯端末は、サーバからの
問合せに応答して、自己の位置を表わす位置情報をサー
バに送信するもの、携帯端末が定期的に自己の位置を表
わす位置情報をサーバに送信するものなどを含む。
[0008] According to the first aspect, the portable terminal transmits position information indicating its position detected by the detecting means to the server. The server transmits, to the portable terminal, information on an action for the user of the portable terminal to execute the plan based on the received position information and the stored plan information. The mobile terminal outputs information received from the server. Thereby, the server can provide the mobile terminal with information on behavior such as movement from the current position based on the received position information to the place where the next plan is executed. The mobile terminal can display information about behavior such as movement from the current position to a place where the next plan is executed. As a result, it is possible to provide an information providing system capable of providing useful information relating to the behavior of the user in relation to the positional information of the user. Here, in response to an inquiry from the server, the mobile terminal transmits position information indicating its own position to the server, and the mobile terminal periodically transmits position information indicating its own position to the server. including.

【0009】第2の発明に係るサーバは、携帯端末とサ
ーバとを含む情報提供システムに用いられるサーバであ
って、携帯端末は、自己の位置を表わす位置情報をサー
バに送信して、サーバから受信した情報を出力し、サー
バは、携帯端末と通信するための通信手段と、携帯端末
の使用者が実行する計画を表わす計画情報を記憶するた
めの第1の記憶手段と、通信手段と第1の記憶手段とに
接続され、サーバを制御するための制御手段とを含み、
サーバの制御手段は、携帯端末から受信した位置情報と
計画情報とに基づいて、計画を実行するための行動に関
する情報を携帯端末に送信するように、通信手段と第1
の記憶手段とを制御するための手段を含む。 Includes means for controlling the storage means of. A server according to a second aspect of the present invention is a server used for an information providing system including a portable terminal and a server. The portable terminal transmits position information indicating its own position to the server, and transmits the position information to the server. Outputting the received information, the server includes: communication means for communicating with the mobile terminal; first storage means for storing plan information indicating a plan to be executed by a user of the mobile terminal; Control means for controlling the server, the control means being connected to the first storage means; A server according to a second aspect of the present invention is a server used for an information providing system including a portable terminal and a server. The portable terminal transmits position information indicating its own position to the server, and transmits the position information to the server Outputting the received information, the server includes: communication means for communicating with the mobile terminal; first storage means for storing plan information indicating a plan to be executed by a user of the mobile terminal; Control means for controlling the server, the control means being connected to the first storage means;
The control unit of the server, based on the position information and the plan information received from the mobile terminal, transmits the information on the action for executing the plan to the mobile terminal so as to transmit the information to the mobile terminal. The control unit of the server, based on the position information and the plan information received from the mobile terminal, transmits the information on the action for executing the plan to the mobile terminal so as to transmit the information to the mobile terminal.
Means for controlling the storage means. Means for controlling the storage means.

【0010】第2の発明によると、サーバは、受信した
位置情報と記憶した計画情報とに基づいて、携帯端末の
使用者が計画を実行するための行動に関する情報を携帯
端末に送信する。これにより、サーバは、受信した位置
情報に基づく現在位置から次の計画を実行する場所まで
の移動などの行動についての情報を、携帯端末に提供で
きる。その結果、ユーザの位置情報に関連してユーザの
行動に関する有益な情報の提供を行なうことができる情
報提供システムに用いられるサーバを提供することがで
きる。
[0010] According to the second aspect, the server transmits to the mobile terminal information relating to the action of the user of the mobile terminal to execute the plan, based on the received position information and the stored plan information. Thereby, the server can provide the mobile terminal with information on behavior such as movement from the current position based on the received position information to the place where the next plan is executed. As a result, it is possible to provide a server used in an information providing system capable of providing useful information relating to a user's action in relation to the user's position information.

【0011】第3の発明に係るサーバは、第2の発明の
構成に加えて、計画情報は、計画の実行場所を表わす場
所情報を含み、サーバの制御手段は、位置情報と場所情
報とに基づいて、自己の位置から実行場所までの移動の
経路を検索するための手段と、移動の経路を表わす情報
を携帯端末に送信するための手段とを含む。
According to a third aspect of the present invention, in addition to the configuration of the second aspect, the plan information includes location information indicating a location where the plan is to be executed. A means for searching for a movement route from the own position to the execution location based on the own position; and a means for transmitting information representing the movement route to the portable terminal.

【0012】第3の発明によると、サーバは、携帯端末
から受信した位置情報と計画情報に含まれる場所情報と
に基づいて、現在位置から次の計画を実行する場所まで
の移動の経路についての情報を、携帯端末に提供でき
る。
[0012] According to the third invention, based on the location information received from the portable terminal and the location information included in the plan information, the server determines the route of the movement from the current location to the location where the next plan is to be executed. Information can be provided to mobile terminals.

【0013】第4の発明に係るサーバは、第2の発明の
構成に加えて、計画情報は、計画の実行場所を表わす場
所情報と、計画の実行時刻を表わす時刻情報とを含み、
サーバの制御手段は、位置情報と場所情報とに基づい
て、自己の位置から実行場所までの移動の経路を検索す
るための手段と、移動に必要な時間を算出するための手
段と、移動の経路を表わす情報と移動に必要な時間を表
わす情報とを携帯端末に送信するための手段とを含む。
A server according to a fourth aspect of the present invention, in addition to the configuration of the second aspect, wherein the plan information includes place information indicating a place where the plan is executed, and time information indicating a time when the plan is executed,
The control means of the server includes: means for searching a route of movement from its own position to the execution location based on the position information and the location information; means for calculating a time required for the movement; and Means for transmitting information indicating a route and information indicating a time required for movement to the portable terminal. The control means of the server includes: means for searching a route of movement from its own position to the execution location based on the position information and the location information; means for calculating a time required for the movement; and Means for transmitting information indicating a route and information indicating a time required for movement to the portable terminal.

【0014】第4の発明によると、サーバは、携帯端末
から受信した位置情報と計画情報に含まれる場所情報と
に基づいて、現在位置から次の計画を実行する場所まで
の移動の経路および移動に必要な時間についての情報を
提供できる。
[0014] According to the fourth invention, the server, based on the position information received from the portable terminal and the location information included in the plan information, moves and moves from the current position to the place where the next plan is to be executed. Can provide information about the time needed.

【0015】第5の発明に係るサーバは、第4の発明の
構成に加えて、イベントが行なわれる場所とイベントの
実行に必要な時間とに関連して、イベント情報を記憶す
るための第2の記憶手段をさらに含み、サーバの制御手
段は、移動に必要な時間に基づいて、現在時刻から移動
を開始するまでの余裕時間を算出するための手段と、位
置情報と余裕時間とに基づいて、第2の記憶手段に記憶
されたイベント情報の中から条件に合致するイベント情
報を検索するための手段と、検索されたイベント情報を
携帯端末に送信するための手段とをさらに含む。ここ
で、イベントには、予め開始時刻が定められているコン
サートなどのイベント、そのような時間の制限のない景
勝地を訪れるなどのイベントなどを含む。
According to a fifth aspect of the present invention, in addition to the configuration of the fourth aspect, the server according to the second aspect stores the event information in association with a place where the event is performed and a time required for executing the event. Storage means, the control means of the server, based on the time required for the movement, means for calculating the spare time from the current time to start the movement, based on the position information and the spare time And a means for searching the event information stored in the second storage means for event information matching the condition, and a means for transmitting the searched event information to the portable terminal. Here, the event includes an event such as a concert whose start time is determined in advance, an event such as visiting a scenic spot where time is not limited.

【0016】第5の発明によると、サーバは、受信した
位置情報と、移動に必要な時間に基づいて算出された余
裕時間とに基づいて、条件に合致するイベント情報を検
索して、検索されたイベント情報を携帯端末に送信する
ことができる。これにより、次の計画のための移動の開
始までに時間が余っていると、使用者の現在位置付近
で、かつ余裕時間内で行なうことができるイベントを、
携帯端末の使用者が知ることができる情報提供システムに用いられるサーバを提供できる。 It is possible to provide a server used for an information providing system that can be known by a user of a mobile terminal. According to the fifth aspect, the server searches for event information that matches the condition based on the received position information and the margin time calculated based on the time required for movement, and the server is searched. The transmitted event information can be transmitted to the portable terminal. As a result, if there is time left before the start of movement for the next plan, an event that can be performed near the current position of the user and within a margin time, According to the fifth aspect, the server searches for event information that matches the condition based on the received position information and the margin time calculated based on the time required for movement, and the server is searched. The transmitted event information can be transmitted to the portable terminal. As a result, if there is time left before the start of movement for the next plan, an event that can be performed near the current position of the user and within a margin time,
It is possible to provide a server used in an information providing system that a user of a portable terminal can know. It is possible to provide a server used in an information providing system that a user of a portable terminal can know.

【0017】第6の発明に係るサーバは、第4の発明の
構成に加えて、イベントが行なわれる場所とイベントの
実行に必要な時間とイベントの内容とに関連して、イベ
ント情報を記憶するための第2の記憶手段と、使用者の
嗜好を表わす嗜好情報を記憶するための第3の記憶手段
とをさらに含み、サーバの制御手段は、移動に必要な時
間に基づいて、現在時刻から移動の開始までの余裕時間
を算出するための手段と、位置情報と余裕時間と嗜好情
報とに基づいて、第2の記憶手段に記憶されたイベント
情報の中から条件に合致するイベント情報を検索するた
めの手段と、検索されたイベント情報を携帯端末に送信
するための手段とをさらに含む。
A server according to a sixth aspect of the present invention, in addition to the configuration of the fourth aspect, stores event information in relation to a place where the event is performed, a time required for executing the event, and the content of the event. And a third storage unit for storing preference information indicating a user's preference, wherein the control unit of the server determines from the current time based on a time required for the movement. Means for calculating a margin time until the start of movement, and searching for event information matching the condition from the event information stored in the second storage means based on the position information, the margin time, and the preference information. And a means for transmitting the searched event information to the mobile terminal.

【0018】第6の発明によると、サーバは、受信した
位置情報と、余裕時間と、使用者の嗜好を表わす嗜好情
報とに基づいて、条件に合致するイベント情報を検索し
て、検索されたイベント情報を携帯端末に送信すること
ができる。これにより、次の計画のための移動の開始ま
でに時間が余っていると、使用者の現在位置付近で、余
裕時間内で行なうことができ、かつ嗜好に合致するイベ
ントを、携帯端末の使用者が知ることができる情報提供
システムに用いられるサーバを提供できる。
According to the sixth invention, the server searches for event information that matches the condition based on the received position information, the spare time, and the preference information indicating the user's preference. Event information can be transmitted to the mobile terminal. As a result, if there is time left before the start of the movement for the next plan, it is possible to perform the event near the user's current position within the spare time and match the taste with the use of the mobile terminal. A server used in an information providing system that a user can know can be provided.

【0019】第7の発明に係るサーバは、第4の発明の
構成に加えて、任意の場所における天候を検索するため
の検索手段と、イベントが行なわれる場所とイベントの
実行に必要な時間とイベントに適した天候とに関連して
イベント情報を記憶するための第2の記憶手段とをさら
に含み、サーバの制御手段は、検索手段を用いて、位置
情報により特定される位置における天候を表わす天候情
報を検索するための手段と、移動に必要な時間に基づい
て、現在時刻から移動の開始までの余裕時間を算出する
ための手段と、位置情報と余裕時間と天候情報とに基づ
いて、第2の記憶手段に記憶されたイベント情報の中か
ら条件に合致するイベント情報を検索するための手段
と、検索されたイベント情報を携帯端末に送信するため
の手段とをさらに含む。ここで、天候情報には、現在の
天候を表わす情報、近い将来の天候を予想した天気予報
を表わす情報などを含む。
According to a seventh aspect of the present invention, in addition to the configuration of the fourth aspect, the server further comprises a search means for searching for weather at an arbitrary place, a place where the event is performed, a time required for executing the event, and Second storage means for storing event information in association with weather suitable for the event, wherein the control means of the server uses the search means to indicate the weather at the location specified by the location information A means for searching for weather information, a means for calculating a margin time from the current time to the start of the movement based on the time required for the movement, and, based on the position information, the margin time and the weather information, The information processing apparatus further includes means for searching for event information that matches a condition from the event information stored in the second storage means, and means for transmitting the searched event information to the portable terminal. . Here, the weather information includes information indicating the current weather, information indicating a weather forecast that forecasts the weather in the near future, and the like.

【0020】第7の発明によると、サーバは、受信した
位置情報と、余裕時間と、現在位置の天候を表わす天候
情報とに基づいて、条件に合致するイベント情報を検索
して、検索されたイベント情報を携帯端末に送信するこ
とができる。これにより、次の計画のための移動の開始
までに時間が余っていると、使用者の現在位置付近で、
余裕時間以内で行なうことができ、かつ天候情報に適したイベントを、携帯端末の使用者が知ることができる情報提供システムに用いられるサーバを提供できる。 It is possible to provide a server used for an information providing system that can be performed within a margin time and that an event suitable for weather information can be known by a user of a mobile terminal. According to the seventh aspect, the server searches for event information that matches the condition based on the received position information, the spare time, and the weather information indicating the weather at the current position, and the search is performed. Event information can be transmitted to the mobile terminal. As a result, if there is time left before the start of travel for the next plan, near the current position of the user, According to the seventh aspect, the server searches for event information that matches the condition based on the received position information, the spare time, and the weather information indicating the weather at the current position, and the search is performed. Event information can be transmitted. to the mobile terminal. As a result, if there is time left before the start of travel for the next plan, near the current position of the user,
It is possible to provide a server used in an information providing system that can be performed within a spare time and that allows a user of a portable terminal to know an event suitable for weather information. It is possible to provide a server used in an information providing system that can be performed within a spare time and that allows a user of a portable terminal to know an event suitable for weather information.

【0021】第8の発明に係る情報提供方法は、携帯端
末に情報を提供する情報提供方法であって、携帯端末の
使用者が実行する計画を表わす計画情報を準備する第1
の準備ステップと、携帯端末から、携帯端末の位置を表わす位置情報を受信する受信ステップと、受信ステップにて受信した位置情報と、第1の準備ステップにて準備した計画情報とに基づいて、計画を実行するための行動に関する情報を生成する生成ステップと、生成ステップにて生成された情報を携帯端末に送信する送信ステップとを含む。 Based on the preparation step of, the reception step of receiving the position information indicating the position of the mobile terminal from the mobile terminal, the position information received in the reception step, and the planning information prepared in the first preparation step. It includes a generation step of generating information about actions for executing a plan, and a transmission step of transmitting the information generated in the generation step to a mobile terminal. An information providing method according to an eighth aspect of the present invention is an information providing method for providing information to a portable terminal, wherein first information for preparing plan information indicating a plan to be executed by a user of the portable terminal is prepared. An information providing method according to an eighth aspect of the present invention is an information providing method for providing information to a portable terminal, wherein first information for preparing plan information indicating a plan to be executed by a user of the portable terminal is prepared.
Preparing step, a receiving step of receiving position information indicating the position of the mobile terminal from the mobile terminal, based on the position information received in the receiving step, and the plan information prepared in the first preparing step, The method includes a generating step of generating information on an action for executing the plan, and a transmitting step of transmitting the information generated in the generating step to the mobile terminal. Preparing step, a receiving step of receiving position information indicating the position of the mobile terminal from the mobile terminal, based on the position information received in the receiving step, and the plan information prepared in the first preparing step, The method includes a generating step of generating information on an action for executing the plan, and a transmitting step of transmitting the information generated in the generating step to the mobile terminal.

【0022】第8の発明によると、携帯端末から、携帯
端末の位置を表わす位置情報を受信すると、生成ステッ
プにて、受信した位置情報と計画情報とに基づいて、計
画を実行するための行動に関する情報が生成される。送
信ステップにて、生成ステップにて生成された情報が携
帯端末に送信される。これにより、受信した位置情報に
基づく現在位置から次の計画を実行する場所までの移動
などの行動についての情報を、携帯端末に提供できる。
その結果、ユーザの位置情報に関連してユーザの行動に関する有益な情報の提供を行なうことができる情報提供方法を提供することができる。 As a result, it is possible to provide an information providing method capable of providing useful information regarding the user's behavior in relation to the user's position information. According to the present invention, when position information indicating the position of the portable terminal is received from the portable terminal, an action for executing the plan is performed in the generation step based on the received position information and the plan information. Information is generated. In the transmitting step, the information generated in the generating step is transmitted to the mobile terminal. Thereby, information about an action such as movement from the current position based on the received position information to a place where the next plan is executed can be provided to the mobile terminal. According to the present invention, when position information indicating the position of the portable terminal is received from the portable terminal, an action for executing the plan is performed in the generation step based on the received position information and the plan information. Information is generated. In the transmitting step, the information generated in the generating step is transmitted to the mobile terminal. Therefore, information about an action such as movement from the current position based on the received position information to a place where the next plan is executed can be provided. to the mobile terminal.
As a result, it is possible to provide an information providing method capable of providing useful information on the behavior of the user in relation to the positional information of the user. As a result, it is possible to provide an information providing method capable of providing useful information on the behavior of the user in relation to the positional information of the user.

【0023】第9の発明に係る情報提供方法は、第8の
発明の構成に加えて、計画情報は、計画の実行場所を表
わす場所情報を含み、生成ステップは、位置情報と場所
情報とに基づいて、自己の位置から実行場所までの移動
の経路を検索するステップを含み、送信ステップは、移
動の経路を表わす情報を携帯端末に送信するステップを
含む。
According to a ninth aspect of the present invention, in addition to the configuration of the eighth aspect, the plan information includes place information indicating a place where the plan is executed, and the generating step includes the step of adding the position information and the place information to each other. The method includes a step of searching for a route of the movement from the own location to the execution location based on the location, and the transmitting step includes a step of transmitting information representing the route of the movement to the mobile terminal.

【0024】第9の発明によると、携帯端末から受信した位置情報と計画情報に含まれる場所情報とに基づく、
現在位置から次の計画を実行する場所までの移動の経路についての情報を、携帯端末に提供できる。
According to the ninth aspect, based on the location information received from the portable terminal and the location information included in the plan information,
Information about the route of travel from the current location to the location where the next plan is executed can be provided to the mobile terminal.

【0025】第10の発明に係る情報提供方法は、第8
の発明の構成に加えて、計画情報は、計画の実行場所を表わす場所情報と、計画の実行時刻を表わす時刻情報とを含み、生成ステップは、位置情報と場所情報とに基づいて、自己の位置から実行場所までの移動の経路を検索するステップと、移動に必要な時間を算出するステップとを含み、送信ステップは、移動の経路を表わす情報と移動に必要な時間を表わす情報とを携帯端末に送信するステップを含む。 In addition to the configuration of the invention of, the planning information includes location information representing the execution location of the plan and time information representing the execution time of the plan, and the generation step is based on the location information and the location information of its own. The transmission step includes information indicating the movement route and information indicating the time required for the movement, including a step of searching the movement route from the position to the execution location and a step of calculating the time required for the movement. Includes steps to send to the terminal. An information providing method according to a tenth aspect of the present invention is the information providing method according to the eighth aspect. An information providing method according to a tenth aspect of the present invention is the information providing method according to the eighth aspect.
In addition to the configuration of the invention, the plan information includes place information indicating a place where the plan is executed, and time information indicating a time when the plan is executed. The method includes the steps of: searching for a route of a movement from a position to an execution location; and calculating a time required for the movement. The transmitting step carries information representing the route of the movement and information representing the time required for the movement. Transmitting to the terminal. In addition to the configuration of the invention, the plan information includes place information indicating a place where the plan is executed, and time information indicating a time when the plan is executed. The method includes the steps of: searching for a route of a movement From a position to an execution location; and calculating a time required for the movement. The transmitting step carries information representing the route of the movement and information representing the time required for the movement. Transmitting to the terminal.

【0026】第10の発明によると、携帯端末から受信した位置情報と計画情報に含まれる場所情報とに基づく、現在位置から次の計画を実行する場所までの移動の経路および移動に必要な時間についての情報を提供できる。 According to the tenth aspect, the route of the movement from the current position to the place where the next plan is to be executed and the time required for the movement based on the position information received from the portable terminal and the place information included in the plan information. Can provide information about

【0027】第11の発明に係る情報提供方法は、第1
0の発明の構成に加えて、イベントが行なわれる場所とイベントの実行に必要な時間とに関連して、イベント情報を準備する第2の準備ステップをさらに含み、生成ステップは、移動に必要な時間に基づいて、現在時刻から移動を開始するまでの余裕時間を算出するステップと、 In addition to the configuration of the invention of zero, it further includes a second preparatory step to prepare the event information in relation to the place where the event takes place and the time required to execute the event, and the generation step is necessary for the movement. Based on the time, the step to calculate the margin time from the current time to the start of the movement, and
位置情報と余裕時間とに基づいて、第2の準備ステップにて準備したイベント情報の中から条件に合致するイベント情報を検索するステップとをさらに含み、送信ステップは、検索されたイベント情報を携帯端末に送信するステップをさらに含む。 The transmission step further includes a step of searching for event information that matches the conditions from the event information prepared in the second preparation step based on the position information and the spare time, and the transmission step carries the searched event information. Includes additional steps to send to the terminal. [0027] An information providing method according to an eleventh aspect of the present invention is directed to the first aspect. [0027] An information providing method according to an eleventh aspect of the present invention is directed to the first aspect.
In addition to the configuration of the present invention, the method further includes a second preparation step of preparing event information in relation to a place where the event is performed and a time required for the execution of the event. Calculating a margin time from the current time to a start of movement based on the time; In addition to the configuration of the present invention, the method further includes a second preparation step of preparing event information in relation to a place where the event is performed and a time required for the execution of the event. Calculating a margin time from the current time to a start of movement based on the time;
A step of searching event information prepared in the second preparation step for event information matching a condition, based on the position information and the spare time, and transmitting the searched event information. And transmitting to the terminal. A step of searching event information prepared in the second preparation step for event information matching a condition, based on the position information and the spare time, and transmitting the searched event information. And transmitting to the terminal.

【0028】第11の発明によると、生成ステップに
て、受信した位置情報と、移動に必要な時間に基づいて
算出された余裕時間とに基づいて、条件に合致するイベ
ント情報を検索して、送信ステップにて、検索されたイ
ベント情報を携帯端末に送信することができる。これに
より、次の計画のための移動の開始までに時間が余って
いると、使用者の現在位置付近で、かつ余裕時間内で行
なうことができるイベントを、携帯端末の使用者が知る
ことができる情報提供方法を提供できる。
According to the eleventh aspect, in the generation step, based on the received position information and the margin time calculated based on the time required for movement, event information that matches the condition is searched for. In the transmitting step, the searched event information can be transmitted to the mobile terminal. This allows the user of the portable terminal to know an event that can be performed near the current position of the user and within the extra time if time is left before the start of travel for the next plan. A method of providing information that can be provided.

【0029】第12の発明に係る情報提供方法は、第1
0の発明の構成に加えて、イベントが行なわれる場所と
イベントの実行に必要な時間とイベントの内容とに関連
して、イベント情報を準備する第2の準備ステップと、
使用者の嗜好を表わす嗜好情報を準備する第3の準備ステップとをさらに含み、生成ステップは、移動に必要な時間に基づいて、現在時刻から移動の開始までの余裕時間を算出するステップと、位置情報と余裕時間と嗜好情報とに基づいて、第2の準備ステップにて準備したイベント情報の中から条件に合致するイベント情報を検索するステップとをさらに含み、送信ステップは、検索されたイベント情報を携帯端末に送信するステップをさらに含む。 Further including a third preparation step for preparing preference information representing the user's preference, the generation step includes a step of calculating a margin time from the current time to the start of the movement based on the time required for the movement. The transmission step further includes a step of searching for event information that matches the conditions from the event information prepared in the second preparation step based on the position information, the spare time, and the preference information, and the transmission step is the searched event. It further includes the step of transmitting the information to the mobile terminal. The information providing method according to the twelfth invention is characterized in that The information providing method according to the twelfth invention is characterized in that
A second preparation step of preparing event information in relation to the place where the event is performed, the time required for the execution of the event, and the content of the event, A second preparation step of preparing event information in relation to the place where the event is performed, the time required for the execution of the event, and the content of the event,
A third preparation step of preparing preference information representing a user's preference, wherein the generation step calculates a margin time from the current time to the start of the movement based on a time required for the movement; A step of searching for event information that matches a condition from the event information prepared in the second preparation step based on the position information, the spare time, and the preference information; The method further includes transmitting the information to the mobile terminal. A third preparation step of preparing preference information representing a user's preference, wherein the generation step calculates a margin time from the current time to the start of the movement based on a time required for the movement; A step of searching for event information that matches a condition from the event information prepared in the second preparation step based on the position information, the spare time, and the preference information; The method further includes transmitting the information to the mobile terminal.

【0030】第12の発明によると、生成ステップに
て、受信した位置情報と、余裕時間と、使用者の嗜好を
表わす嗜好情報とに基づいて、条件に合致するイベント
情報を検索して、送信ステップにて、検索されたイベン
ト情報を携帯端末に送信することができる。これによ
り、次の計画のための移動の開始までに時間が余ってい
ると、使用者の現在位置付近で、余裕時間内で行なうこ
とができ、かつ嗜好に合致するイベントを、携帯端末の
使用者が知ることができる情報提供方法を提供できる。
According to the twelfth aspect, in the generation step, event information matching the conditions is searched for and transmitted based on the received position information, the spare time, and the preference information indicating the user's preference. In the step, the searched event information can be transmitted to the mobile terminal. As a result, if there is time left before the start of the movement for the next plan, it is possible to perform the event near the user's current position within the spare time and match the taste with the use of the mobile terminal. An information providing method that can be known by a person can be provided.

【0031】第13の発明に係る情報提供方法は、第1
0の発明の構成に加えて、イベントが行なわれる場所とイベントの実行に必要な時間とイベントに適した天候とに関連してイベント情報を準備する第2の準備ステップをさらに含み、生成ステップは、位置情報により特定される位置における天候を表わす天候情報を検索するステップと、移動に必要な時間に基づいて、現在時刻から移動の開始までの余裕時間を算出するステップと、位置情報と余裕時間と天候情報とに基づいて、第2の準備ステップにて準備したイベント情報の中から条件に合致するイベント情報を検索するステップとをさらに含み、送信ステップは、検索されたイベント情報を携帯端末に送信するステップをさらに含む。 In addition to the configuration of the invention of zero, the generation step further includes a second preparatory step of preparing event information in relation to the location where the event takes place, the time required to execute the event, and the weather suitable for the event. , The step of searching the weather information indicating the weather at the position specified by the location information, the step of calculating the margin time from the current time to the start of the movement based on the time required for the movement, and the location information and the margin time. Further includes a step of searching for event information that matches the conditions from the event information prepared in the second preparation step based on the weather information and the transmission step, and the transmission step transfers the searched event information to the mobile terminal. Includes additional steps to send. An information providing method according to a thirteenth aspect of the present invention is the An information providing method according to a thirteenth aspect of the present invention is the
In addition to the configuration of the present invention, the generating step further includes a second preparing step of preparing event information in relation to a place where the event is performed, a time required for executing the event, and weather suitable for the event. Retrieving weather information representing the weather at the position specified by the position information; calculating a margin time from the current time to the start of the movement based on the time required for the movement; And searching for event information matching the condition from the event information prepared in the second preparation step based on the event information and the weather information, and transmitting the searched event information to the mobile terminal. The method further includes transmitting. In addition to the configuration of the present invention, the generating step further includes a second preparing step of preparing event information in relation to a place where the event is performed, a time required for executing the event, and weather suitable for the event. weather information representing the weather at the position specified by the position information; calculating a margin time from the current time to the start of the movement based on the time required for the movement; And searching for event information matching the condition from the event information prepared The method further includes transmitting. In the second preparation step based on the event information and the weather information, and transmitting the searched event information to the mobile terminal.

【0032】第13の発明によると、生成ステップに
て、受信した位置情報と、余裕時間と、現在位置の天候
を表わす天候情報とに基づいて、条件に合致するイベン
ト情報を検索して、送信ステップにて、検索されたイベ
ント情報を携帯端末に送信することができる。これによ
り、次の計画のための移動の開始までに時間が余ってい
ると、使用者の現在位置付近で、余裕時間以内で行なう
ことができ、かつ天候情報に適したイベントを、携帯端
末の使用者が知ることができる情報提供方法を提供でき
る。
According to the thirteenth aspect, in the generation step, event information matching the conditions is searched for and transmitted based on the received position information, the spare time, and the weather information indicating the weather at the current position. In the step, the searched event information can be transmitted to the mobile terminal. With this, if there is time left before the start of travel for the next plan, an event suitable for the weather information can be performed near the user's current position within a margin time, and the An information providing method that a user can know can be provided.

【0033】第14の発明に係る記録媒体は、携帯端末
に情報を提供する情報提供方法を実現するプログラムを
記録した機械読取可能な記録媒体であって、情報提供方
法は、携帯端末の使用者が実行する計画を表わす計画情
報を準備する準備ステップと、携帯端末から、携帯端末
の位置を表わす位置情報を受信する受信ステップと、受
信ステップにて受信した位置情報と、準備ステップにて
準備した計画情報とに基づいて、計画を実行するための
行動に関する情報を生成する生成ステップと、生成ステ
ップにて生成された情報を携帯端末に送信する送信ステ
ップとを含む。
A recording medium according to a fourteenth aspect of the present invention is a machine-readable recording medium storing a program for implementing an information providing method for providing information to a portable terminal, wherein the information providing method comprises a user of the portable terminal. A preparing step of preparing plan information representing a plan to be executed, a receiving step of receiving, from the portable terminal, positional information representing the position of the portable terminal, the positional information received in the receiving step, and a preparing step. The method includes a generation step of generating information on an action for executing the plan based on the plan information, and a transmission step of transmitting the information generated in the generation step to the mobile terminal.

【0034】第14の発明によると、携帯端末から、携
帯端末の位置を表わす位置情報を受信すると、生成ステ
ップにて、受信した位置情報と計画情報とに基づいて、
計画を実行するための行動に関する情報が生成される。
送信ステップにて、生成ステップにて生成された情報が携帯端末に送信される。 In the transmission step, the information generated in the generation step is transmitted to the mobile terminal. これにより、受信した位置情報に基づく現在位置から次の計画を実行する場所までの移動などの行動についての情報を、携帯端末に提供できる。 As a result, it is possible to provide the mobile terminal with information on actions such as movement from the current position based on the received position information to the place where the next plan is executed. その結果、ユーザの位置情報に関連してユーザの行動に関する有益な情報の提供を行なうことができる情報提供方法を実現するプログラムを記録した機械読取可能な記録媒体を提供することができる。 As a result, it is possible to provide a machine-readable recording medium in which a program that realizes an information providing method capable of providing useful information regarding the user's behavior in relation to the user's position information is recorded. According to the fourteenth aspect, when position information indicating the position of the portable terminal is received from the portable terminal, in the generation step, based on the received position information and the plan information, According to the fourteenth aspect, when position information indicating the position of the portable terminal is received from the portable terminal, in the generation step, based on the received position information and the plan information,
Information about actions for executing the plan is generated. Information about actions for executing the plan is generated.
In the transmitting step, the information generated in the generating step is transmitted to the mobile terminal. Thereby, information about an action such as movement from the current position based on the received position information to a place where the next plan is executed can be provided to the mobile terminal. As a result, it is possible to provide a machine-readable recording medium on which a program for realizing an information providing method capable of providing useful information relating to the user's behavior in relation to the user's position information is recorded. In the transmitting step, the information generated in the generating step is transmitted to the mobile terminal. Therefore, information about an action such as movement from the current position based on the received position information to a place where the next plan is executed can be provided. to the mobile terminal. As a result, it is possible to provide a machine-readable recording medium on which a program for realizing an information providing method capable of providing useful information relating to the user's behavior in relation to the user's position information is recorded.

【0035】 [0035]

【発明の実施の形態】以下、図面を参照しつつ、本発明
の実施の形態について説明する。以下の説明では、同一
の部品には同一の符号を付してある。それらの名称およ
び機能も同じである。したがってそれらについての詳細
な説明は繰返さない。
Embodiments of the present invention will be described below with reference to the drawings. In the following description, the same components are denoted by the same reference numerals. Their names and functions are the same. Therefore, detailed description thereof will not be repeated.

【0036】図1を参照して、本実施の形態に係る情報
提供システムの構成について説明する。本実施の形態に
係る情報提供システムは、サーバ100と、GPS(Gl
obalPositioning System)等により自己の位置を検知で
きる機能が付加された携帯電話300と、携帯電話30
0の無線通信基地局200と、サーバ100からの要求
に応答して全国各地の天気情報を送信する天気情報サー
バ400と、サーバ100からの要求に応答して全国各
地のイベント情報を送信するイベント蓄積サーバ500
と、サーバ100と無線通信基地局200と天気情報サーバ400とイベント蓄積サーバ500とを接続するネットワーク600とを含む。 And the network 600 that connects the server 100, the wireless communication base station 200, the weather information server 400, and the event storage server 500. Referring to FIG. 1, the configuration of the information providing system according to the present embodiment will be described. The information providing system according to the present embodiment includes a server 100 and a GPS (Gl 1, the configuration of the information providing system according to the present embodiment will be described. The information providing system according to the present embodiment includes a server 100 and a GPS (Gl)
obalPositioning System), a mobile phone 300 to which a function of detecting its own position is added, and a mobile phone 30 obalPositioning System), a mobile phone 300 to which a function of detecting its own position is added, and a mobile phone 30
0, a wireless communication base station 200, a weather information server 400 that transmits weather information from all over the country in response to a request from the server 100, and an event that transmits event information from all over the country in response to a request from the server 100. Storage server 500 0, a wireless communication base station 200, a weather information server 400 that transmits weather information from all over the country in response to a request from the server 100, and an event that transmits event information from all over the country in response to a request from the server 100. Storage server 500
And a network 600 connecting the server 100, the wireless communication base station 200, the weather information server 400, and the event storage server 500. And a network 600 connecting the server 100, the wireless communication base station 200, the weather information server 400, and the event storage server 500.

【0037】携帯電話300は、無線通信基地局200
を介して、サーバ100に接続される。また、携帯電話300は、無線通信基地局200を介して、互いに通話可能である。
The mobile phone 300 is connected to the radio communication base station 200.
Is connected to the server 100. In addition, the mobile phones 300 can communicate with each other via the wireless communication base station 200.

【0038】サーバ100は、定期的に天気情報サーバ
400とイベント蓄積サーバ500とに、天気情報とイ
ベント情報とを要求し、天気情報サーバ400とイベン
ト蓄積サーバ500とから受信した天気情報とイベント
とを、固定ディスクに記憶する。
The server 100 periodically requests the weather information server 400 and the event storage server 500 for weather information and event information, and receives the weather information and the events received from the weather information server 400 and the event storage server 500. Is stored on the fixed disk.

【0039】本実施の形態に係る情報提供システムにおけるサーバ100における処理は、パーソナルコンピュータまたはワークステーションなど、コンピュータ上で実行されるソフトウェアにより実現される。 The processing in the server 100 in the information providing system according to the present embodiment is realized by software executed on a computer such as a personal computer or a workstation.

【0040】図2に、サーバ100の一例であるコンピュータの外観を示す。図2を参照してこのコンピュータは、FD(Flexible Disk)駆動装置106およびCD
−ROM(Compact Disc-Read Only Memory)駆動装置1

08を備えたコンピュータ本体102と、モニタ104 Computer body 102 equipped with 08 and monitor 104
と、キーボード110と、マウス112とを含む。 And the keyboard 110 and the mouse 112. FIG. 2 shows the appearance of a computer which is an example of the server 100. Referring to FIG. 2, this computer includes an FD (Flexible Disk) drive device 106 and a CD. FIG. 2 shows the appearance of a computer which is an example of the server 100. displaying to FIG. 2, this computer includes an FD (Flexible Disk) drive device 106 and a CD.
-ROM (Compact Disc-Read Only Memory) drive 1 -ROM (Compact Disc-Read Only Memory) drive 1
08 and a monitor 104 08 and a monitor 104
, A keyboard 110 and a mouse 112. , A keyboard 110 and a mouse 112.

【0041】図3に、このコンピュータの構成をブロック図形式で示す。図3に示すように、コンピュータ本体102は、上記したFD駆動装置106およびCD−R
OM駆動装置108に加えて、相互にバスで接続されたCPU(Central ProcessingUnit)120と、メモリ1
22と、固定ディスク124とを含む。FD駆動装置1

06にはFD116が装着される。 FD116 is attached to 06. CD−ROM駆動装置108にはCD−ROM118が装着される。 The CD-ROM 118 is mounted on the CD-ROM drive device 108. FIG. 3 is a block diagram showing the configuration of the computer. As shown in FIG. 3, the computer main body 102 includes the FD driving device 106 and the CD-R described above. FIG. 3 is a block diagram showing the configuration of the computer. As shown in FIG. 3, the computer main body 102 includes the FD driving device 106 and the CD-R described above.
In addition to the OM driving device 108, a CPU (Central Processing Unit) 120 and a memory 1 In addition to the OM driving device 108, a CPU (Central Processing Unit) 120 and a memory 1
22 and a fixed disk 124. FD drive 1 22 and a fixed disk 124. FD drive 1
The FD 116 is attached to 06. A CD-ROM 118 is mounted on the CD-ROM drive 108. The FD 116 is attached to 06. A CD-ROM 118 is mounted on the CD-ROM drive 108.

【0042】情報提供システムにおけるサーバは、コン
ピュータハードウェアとCPU120により実行される
ソフトウェアとにより実現される。一般的にこうしたソ
フトウェアは、FD116、CD−ROM118などの
記録媒体に格納されて流通し、FD駆動装置106また
はCD−ROM駆動装置108などにより記録媒体から
読取られて固定ディスク124に一旦格納される。さら
に固定ディスク124からメモリ122に読出されて、
CPU120により実行される。図2および図3に示し
たコンピュータのハードウェア自体は一般的なものであ
る。したがって、本発明の最も本質的な部分は、FD1
16、CD−ROM118、固定ディスク124などの記録媒体に記録されたソフトウェアである。 16. Software recorded on a recording medium such as a CD-ROM 118 or a fixed disk 124. なお、図2 In addition, FIG.
および図3に示したコンピュータ自体の動作は周知であるので、ここではその詳細な説明は繰返さない。 And since the operation of the computer itself shown in FIG. 3 is well known, the detailed description thereof will not be repeated here. The server in the information providing system is realized by computer hardware and software executed by the CPU 120. Generally, such software is stored and distributed on a recording medium such as the FD 116 or the CD-ROM 118, read from the recording medium by the FD drive 106 or the CD-ROM drive 108, and temporarily stored on the fixed disk 124. . Further, the data is read from the fixed disk 124 to the memory 122, The server in the information providing system is realized by computer hardware and software executed by the CPU 120. Generally, such software is stored and distributed on a recording medium such as the FD 116 or the CD-ROM 118, read from the recording medium by The FD drive 106 or the CD-ROM drive 108, and temporarily stored on the fixed disk 124. Further, the data is read from the fixed disk 124 to the memory 122,
It is executed by the CPU 120. The hardware itself of the computer shown in FIGS. 2 and 3 is general. Therefore, the most essential part of the present invention is the FD1 It is executed by the CPU 120. The hardware itself of the computer shown in FIGS. 2 and 3 is general. Therefore, the most essential part of the present invention is the FD1
16, software recorded on a recording medium such as a CD-ROM 118 and a fixed disk 124. Note that FIG. 16, software recorded on a recording medium such as a CD-ROM 118 and a fixed disk 124. Note that FIG.
Since the operation of the computer shown in FIG. 3 is well known, detailed description thereof will not be repeated here. Since the operation of the computer shown in FIG. 3 is well known, detailed description thereof will not be repeated here.

【0043】図4を参照して、本実施の形態に係るサー
バ100の固定ディスク124に記憶されるユーザデー
タについて説明する。図4に示すようにユーザデータ
は、この情報提供システムにおけるユーザを一意に特定
するためのユーザID(identification)ごとに、ユー
ザの電話番号、ユーザ氏名、メールアドレスおよび嗜好
情報を含む。この情報提供システムにおいては、携帯電
話300は、自己の位置情報として座標データをサーバ
に送信する際に、発信者番号通知を用いて自己の電話番
号をサーバ100に送信する。サーバ100は、発信者
番号通知によりユーザを特定することができる。
Referring to FIG. 4, user data stored in fixed disk 124 of server 100 according to the present embodiment will be described. As shown in FIG. 4, the user data includes the user's telephone number, user name, mail address, and preference information for each user ID (identification) for uniquely identifying the user in this information providing system. In this information providing system, when transmitting the coordinate data to the server as its own position information, the mobile phone 300 transmits its own telephone number to the server 100 using the caller ID notification. The server 100 can specify the user by the caller ID notification.

【0044】図5を参照して、固定ディスク124に記
憶されるオンラインデータは、ユーザIDごとに、最新
の位置座標データを受信した受信時刻と現在位置の座標
データと、現在位置の天候データと、予めユーザが入力
したスケジュールデータを含む。たとえば、ユーザID
が「001」で表わされるユーザについては、17時2
0分26秒に最新の位置情報として東経139.24.
17.5,北緯35.41.13.6の座標データを受信したことを示す。 It indicates that the coordinate data of 17.5 and 35.41.13.6 north latitude has been received. また、サーバ100は、受信時刻と、スケジュールデータとに基づいて、次のスケジュールが「19時20分東京駅発ひかり312号に乗車」であることが判別できる。 Further, the server 100 can determine that the next schedule is "Get on the Hikari 312 departing from Tokyo Station at 19:20" based on the reception time and the schedule data. Referring to FIG. 5, the online data stored in fixed disk 124 includes, for each user ID, the reception time at which the latest position coordinate data was received, the coordinate data of the current position, and the weather data of the current position. , And schedule data previously input by the user. For example, user ID 5, the online data stored in fixed disk 124 includes, for each user ID, the reception time at which the latest position coordinate data was received, the coordinate data of the current position, and the weather data of the current position ., And schedule data previously input by the user. For example, user ID
17: 2 for the user represented by “001” 17: 2 for the user represented by “001”
At 0: 26: 13.24 EE as the latest location information. At 0: 26: 13.24 EE as the latest location information.
This indicates that coordinate data of 17.5 and 35.41.13.6 north latitude has been received. Further, the server 100 can determine that the next schedule is “Take Hikari 312 from Tokyo Station at 19:20” based on the reception time and the schedule data. This indicates that coordinate data of 17.5 and 35.41.13.6 north latitude has been received. Further, the server 100 can determine that the next schedule is “Take Hikari 312 from Tokyo Station at 19:20” based on the reception time and the schedule data ..

【0045】図6を参照して、固定ディスク120に記憶されるイベントデータについて説明する。イベントデータは、このサーバ100の固定ディスク120に記憶されるイベントを一意に特定するためのイベントIDごとに、イベント名、イベントが行なわれる場所の座標データ、イベントの内容を表わす検索キーワード、イベントの天候条件およびイベントを実行するための必要時間を表わすデータを含む。たとえば、イベントIDが「1
002」で表わされるイベントは、「野外コンサートThe event represented by "002" is an "outdoor concert"
ロックフェスティバル」であって東経139.44.2 "Rock Festival" and 139.44.2 East longitude
6.7,北緯35.44.4.2で実施されるイベントであることを示す。 It indicates that the event will be held at 6.7 and 35.44.4.2 north latitude. また、このイベントに対して検索キーワードとして「音楽」、「ロック」が記憶されている。 In addition, "music" and "rock" are stored as search keywords for this event. このイベントの天候条件として「雨以外」が記憶され、このイベントの実行に必要な時間が1時間30分と記憶されている。 "Other than rain" is stored as the weather condition for this event, and the time required to execute this event is stored as 1 hour and 30 minutes. Referring to FIG. 6, the event data stored in fixed disk 120 will be described. The event data includes, for each event ID for uniquely identifying an event stored in the fixed disk 120 of the server 100, an event name, coordinate data of a place where the event is performed, a search keyword representing the content of the event, Includes data representing weather conditions and the time required to execute the event. For example, if the event ID is "1 6, the event data stored in fixed disk 120 will be described. The event data includes, for each event ID for uniquely identifying an event stored in the fixed disk 120 of the server 100, an event name, coordinate data of For example, if the event ID is "1" where a place where the event is performed, a search keyword representing the content of the event, Includes data representing weather conditions and the time required to execute the event.
002 ”is an“ outdoor concert ” 002 ”is an“ outdoor concert ”
Rock Festival ", 139.44.2 east longitude Rock Festival ", 139.44.2 east longitude
6.7, indicates that the event will be held at latitude 35.44.4.2. “Music” and “rock” are stored as search keywords for this event. “Other than rain” is stored as the weather condition of this event, and the time required to execute this event is stored as 1 hour and 30 minutes. 6.7, indicates that the event will be held at latitude 35.44.4.2. “Music” and “rock” are stored as search keywords for this event. “Other than rain” is stored as the weather condition of this event, and the time required to execute this event is stored as 1 hour and 30 minutes.

【0046】図7を参照して、固定ディスク120に記憶される座標データについて説明する。座標データは、
ユーザのスケジュールデータに出現する場所名を網羅するように各場所の位置情報として座標データを記憶したものである。 Coordinate data is stored as position information of each place so as to cover the place names appearing in the user's schedule data. たとえば携帯電話300からは、座標データが送信されるため、サーバ100は受信した座標データに基づいて、現在位置がどの場所であるのかを判別することができる。 For example, since the coordinate data is transmitted from the mobile phone 300, the server 100 can determine which location the current position is based on the received coordinate data. その結果、次のスケジュールの実行場所に既に移動しているか否か等の判断を行なうことができる。 As a result, it is possible to determine whether or not the user has already moved to the execution location of the next schedule. Referring to FIG. 7, the coordinate data stored on fixed disk 120 will be described. The coordinate data is 7, the coordinate data stored on fixed disk 120 will be described. The coordinate data is
The coordinate data is stored as position information of each place so as to cover the place names appearing in the user's schedule data. For example, since the coordinate data is transmitted from the mobile phone 300, the server 100 can determine the current position based on the received coordinate data. As a result, it is possible to determine whether or not the user has already moved to the execution location of the next schedule. The coordinate data is stored as position information of each place so as to cover the place names appearing in the user's schedule data. For example, since the coordinate data is transmitted from the mobile phone 300, the server 100 can determine the current position based on The received coordinate data. As a result, it is possible to determine whether or not the user has already moved to the execution location of the next schedule.

【0047】図8を参照して、本実施の形態に係る携帯電話300について説明する。図8に示すように、携帯電話300は、携帯電話全体を制御するCPU302
と、無線通信基地局200と通信する通信部304と、

サーバ100から受信した電子メールなどを表示する表示部306と、相手先の電話番号を入力するテンキーなどの操作部308と、GPS機能などにより、自己の位置情報(座標データ)を検出する位置検出部310と、 Position detection that detects its own position information (coordinate data) by using a display unit 306 that displays e-mails received from the server 100, an operation unit 308 such as a numeric keypad that inputs the telephone number of the other party, and a GPS function. Part 310 and
通話相手からの送話音声を出力したり、サーバ100から送信された合成音声を出力したりする音声通話部31 Voice call unit 31 that outputs the transmitted voice from the other party or outputs the synthetic voice transmitted from the server 100.
2と、CPU302で実行されるプログラムおよびプログラムの中間データなどを記憶するメモリ314とを含む。 2 and a memory 314 for storing a program executed by the CPU 302 and intermediate data of the program. なお、位置検出部310については、GPSにより実現されるものに限定されるものではなく、これ以外の方法であっても携帯電話300の位置を検出できるものであればよい。 The position detection unit 310 is not limited to the one realized by GPS, and any other method may be used as long as it can detect the position of the mobile phone 300. Referring to FIG. 8, mobile phone 300 according to the present embodiment will be described. As shown in FIG. 8, a mobile phone 300 includes a CPU 302 that controls the entire mobile phone. 8, mobile phone 300 according to the present embodiment will be described. As shown in FIG. 8, a mobile phone 300 includes a CPU 302 that controls the entire mobile phone.
A communication unit 304 that communicates with the wireless communication base station 200; A communication unit 304 that communicates with the wireless communication base station 200;
A display unit 306 for displaying e-mails and the like received from the server 100, an operation unit 308 such as a numeric keypad for inputting a telephone number of a destination, and a position detection for detecting own position information (coordinate data) by a GPS function or the like. Part 310; A display unit 306 for displaying e-mails and the like received from the server 100, an operation unit 308 such as a numeric keypad for inputting a telephone number of a destination, and a position detection for detecting own position information (coordinate data) by a GPS function or the like. Part 310;
A voice communication unit 31 that outputs a transmitted voice from a call partner or outputs a synthesized voice transmitted from the server 100 A voice communication unit 31 that outputs a transmitted voice from a call partner or outputs a synthesized voice transmitted from the server 100
2 and a memory 314 for storing programs executed by the CPU 302 and intermediate data of the programs. The position detection unit 310 is not limited to the one realized by the GPS, but may be any other method that can detect the position of the mobile phone 300. 2 and a memory 314 for storing programs executed by the CPU 302 and intermediate data of the programs. The position detection unit 310 is not limited to the one realized by the GPS, but may be any other method that can detect the position of the mobile phone 300.

【0048】図9を参照して、本実施の形態に係るサーバ100で実行されるプログラムは、情報提供処理に関し、以下のような制御構造を有する。 Referring to FIG. 9, a program executed by server 100 according to the present embodiment has the following control structure for information provision processing.

【0049】ステップ(以下、ステップをSと略す。)
100にて、CPU102は、携帯電話300から位置情報の取得を行なう。このS100における位置情報取得処理の詳細については、図10を用いて後述する。
Step (hereinafter, step is abbreviated as S)

At 100, CPU 102 acquires position information from mobile phone 300. Details of the position information acquisition processing in S100 will be described later with reference to FIG. At 100, CPU 102 acquires position information from mobile phone 300. Details of the position information acquisition processing in S100 will be described later with reference to FIG.

【0050】S102にて、CPU102は、固定ディスク124の所定の領域から天気情報を読出す。このとき、S100にて取得した位置情報により特定される場所を含む地域の天気情報が読出される。 At S 102, CPU 102 reads weather information from a predetermined area of fixed disk 124. At this time, the weather information of the area including the location specified by the position information acquired in S100 is read.

【0051】S104にて、CPU102は、図5に示すスケジュールデータから、現在時刻に基づいて次のスケジュールを読出す。 At S104, CPU 102 reads the next schedule from the schedule data shown in FIG. 5 based on the current time.

【0052】S106にて、CPU102は、S100
にて受信した現在位置の位置情報(座標データ)から、
次のスケジュールの実行場所までの移動経路を検索する。この検索は、出発地を現在位置として、目的地を次のスケジュールの実行場所とし、目標到着時刻を次スケジュールの開始時刻として、現在位置から目的地までの経路を検索する。
At S106, CPU 102 proceeds to S100

From the position information (coordinate data) of the current position received at From the position information (coordinate data) of the current position received at
Search the travel route to the next schedule execution location. In this search, a route from the current position to the destination is searched using the departure point as the current position, the destination as the execution place of the next schedule, and the target arrival time as the start time of the next schedule. Search the travel route to the next schedule execution location. In this search, a route from the current position to the destination is searched using the departure point as the current position, the destination as the execution place of the next schedule, and the target arrival time as the start time of the next schedule.

【0053】S108にて、CPU102は、S106
にて検索された移動経路に基づいて、現在位置からの出発時刻を算出する。S110にて、CPU102は、S
108にて算出した出発時刻に基づいて、現在位置における余裕時間(出発時刻−現在時刻)を算出する。
At S108, CPU 102 proceeds to S106.

The departure time from the current position is calculated based on the moving route searched in. At S110, CPU 102 The departure time from the current position is calculated based on the moving route searched in. At S110, CPU 102
Based on the departure time calculated in 108, a margin time (departure time-current time) at the current position is calculated. Based on the departure time calculated in 108, a margin time (departure time-current time) at the current position is calculated.

【0054】S112にて、CPU102は、S110
にて算出した余裕時間、S102にて読出した天気情報、図4に示すユーザデータに含まれる嗜好情報、S1
00にて取得した場所情報とに基づいて、図6に示すイベントデータから条件を満足するイベントを検索する。
S114にて、CPU102は、検索条件を満たすイベントが存在するか否かを判断する。検索条件を満たすイベントが存在すると(S114にてYES)、処理はS

116に移される。 Moved to 116. 一方、検索条件を満たすイベントがない場合には(S114にてNO)、処理は図10のS On the other hand, if there is no event satisfying the search condition (NO in S114), the process is S in FIG.
118へ移される。 Moved to 118. At S112, CPU 102 proceeds to S110 At S112, CPU 102 proceeds to S110
, The weather information read in S102, the preference information included in the user data shown in FIG. , The weather information read in S102, the preference information included in the user data shown in FIG.
Based on the location information acquired at 00, an event that satisfies the condition is searched from the event data shown in FIG. Based on the location information acquired at 00, an event that satisfies the condition is searched from the event data shown in FIG.
In S114, CPU 102 determines whether or not there is an event that satisfies the search condition. If there is an event satisfying the search condition (YES in S114), the process proceeds to S In S114, CPU 102 determines whether or not there is an event that satisfies the search condition. If there is an event satisfying the search condition (YES in S114), the process proceeds to S
Moved to 116. On the other hand, if there is no event that satisfies the search condition (NO in S114), the process proceeds to S100 in FIG. Moved to 116. On the other hand, if there is no event that satisfies the search condition (NO in S114), the process proceeds to S100 in FIG.
Moved to 118. Moved to 118.

【0055】S116にて、CPU102は、S112
で検索したイベント情報を携帯電話300に送信する。 The event information searched in is transmitted to the mobile phone 300. At S116, CPU 102 proceeds to S112. At S116, CPU 102 proceeds to S112.
Is transmitted to the mobile phone 300. Is transmitted to the mobile phone 300.

【0056】図10を参照して、S118にて、CPU
102は、S108にて算出した出発時刻まで15分であるか否かを判断する。なお、図5に示すスケジュールデータは、最低1時間程度の間隔を空けて記憶されているものとする。出発時刻まで15分になると(S118
にてYES)、処理はS120へ移され、S100における処理と同様、携帯電話300から位置情報を取得する。一方、出発時刻まで15分に到達していないと(S

118にてNO)、処理はS118へ戻され、出発時刻まで15分になるまで待つ。 NO) at 118), the process is returned to S118 and waits until the departure time is 15 minutes. Referring to FIG. 10, at S118, the CPU Obtaining to FIG. 10, at S118, the CPU
102 determines whether it is 15 minutes until the departure time calculated in S108. It is assumed that the schedule data shown in FIG. 5 is stored at intervals of at least about one hour. 15 minutes before the departure time (S118 102 determines whether it is 15 minutes until the departure time calculated in S108. It is assumed that the schedule data shown in FIG. 5 is stored at intervals of at least about one hour. 15 minutes before the departure time (S118)
YES), the process proceeds to S120, and the location information is acquired from the mobile phone 300 as in the process in S100. On the other hand, if the time has not reached 15 minutes before the departure time (S YES), the process proceeds to S120, and the location information is acquired from the mobile phone 300 as in the process in S100. On the other hand, if the time has not reached 15 minutes before the departure time (S)
(NO at 118), the process returns to S118, and waits for 15 minutes until the departure time. (NO at 118), the process returns to S118, and waits for 15 minutes until the departure time.

【0057】S112にて、CPU102は、S120
にて取得した現在位置の位置データから次のスケジュールの実行場所までの移動経路を検索する。 Search the movement route from the position data of the current position acquired in step 1 to the execution location of the next schedule. このS122 This S122
における処理は、前述のS106における処理と同様の処理である。 The process in S106 is the same as the process in S106 described above. At S112, CPU 102 proceeds to S120 At S112, CPU 102 proceeds to S120
A search is made for a movement route from the position data of the current position acquired in the step to the execution position of the next schedule. This S122 A search is made for a movement route from the position data of the current position acquired in the step to the execution position of the next schedule. This S122
Is the same processing as the processing in S106 described above. Is the same processing as the processing in S106 described above.

【0058】S124にて、CPU102は、S112
にて検索した移動経路と移動時間とを送信する。S12
6にて、CPU102は、S120にて取得した現在位置からの出発時刻を算出する。
At S124, CPU 102 proceeds to S112.
The travel route and travel time searched in are transmitted. S12

At 6, CPU 102 calculates the departure time from the current position acquired in S120. At 6, CPU 102 calculates the departure time from the current position acquired in S120.

【0059】S128にて、CPU102は、S126
にて算出した出発時刻まで10分になったか否かを判断する。出発時刻まで10分になると(S128にてYE
S)、処理はS130へ移される。一方、出発時刻まで10分に到達していないと(S128にてNO)、処理はS120へ戻され、出発時刻まで10分になるまで待つ。
At S128, CPU 102 proceeds to S126.
It is determined whether 10 minutes have passed until the departure time calculated in. 10 minutes before departure time (YE at S128)

S), the process is moved to S130. On the other hand, if the time has not reached 10 minutes before the departure time (NO in S128), the process returns to S120, and waits until the time reaches 10 minutes until the departure time. S), the process is moved to S130. On the other hand, if the time has not reached 10 minutes before the departure time (NO in S128), the process returns to S120, and waits until the time reaches 10 minutes until the departure time.

【0060】S130にて、CPU102は、出発警告情報を携帯電話300に送信する。S132にて、CP
U102は、携帯電話300から位置情報を取得する。
このS130における処理は、前述のS100およびS
120における処理と同様の処理である。
At S 130, CPU 102 transmits departure warning information to mobile phone 300. At S132, the CP
U <b> 102 acquires the position information from the mobile phone 300.
The processing in S130 is the same as that in S100 and S
The processing is the same as the processing in 120.

【0061】S134にて、CPU102は、一定の時
間間隔で取得した位置データに基づいて、移動速度およ
び移動方向が正常であるか否かを判断する。この判断
は、一定の時間間隔で、現在位置を取得し続け、一定の
時間内に移動した距離と一定の時間とに基づいて移動速
度を算出し、移動時間が遅すぎるか否か、移動方向が目
的地に向かっているか否かを判断することにより行なわ
れる。移動速度および移動方向が正常であると(S13
4にてYES)、処理はS138へ移される。 YES in 4), the process is transferred to S138. 一方、移動速度または移動方向が正常ではないと(S134にてNO)、処理はS136へ移される。 On the other hand, if the moving speed or moving direction is not normal (NO in S134), the process is transferred to S136. At S134, CPU 102 determines whether or not the moving speed and moving direction are normal based on the position data acquired at regular time intervals. In this determination, at a certain time interval, the current position is continuously obtained, and the moving speed is calculated based on the distance moved within the certain time and the certain time. Is determined by determining whether or not the vehicle is heading to the destination. If the moving speed and the moving direction are normal (S13 At S134, CPU 102 determines whether or not the moving speed and moving direction are normal based on the position data acquired at regular time intervals. In this determination, at a certain time interval, the current position is continuously obtained, and the moving speed is Calculated based on the distance moved within the certain time and the certain time. Is determined by determining whether or not the vehicle is heading to the destination. If the moving speed and the moving direction are normal (S13)
(YES in 4), the process proceeds to S138. On the other hand, if the moving speed or the moving direction is not normal (NO in S134), the process proceeds to S136. (YES in 4), the process proceeds to S138. On the other hand, if the moving speed or the moving direction is not normal (NO in S134), the process proceeds to S136.

【0062】S136にて、CPU102は、携帯電話
300に移動警告情報を送信する。S138にて、CP
U102は、位置情報を取得した結果、携帯電話300
が次のスケジュールの実行位置に到着したか否かを判断
する。次のスケジュールの実行位置まで到着すると(S
138にてYES)、処理はS140へ移される。一
方、次のスケジュールの実行場所まで到達していないと
(S138にてNO)、処理はS130に戻され、S1
32からS138までの処理を繰返し行なう。
At S 136, CPU 102 transmits the movement warning information to mobile phone 300. At S138, the CP
U102 obtains the position information, and as a result,
It is determined whether or not has arrived at the execution position of the next schedule. When it arrives at the execution position of the next schedule (S It is determined whether or not has arrived at the execution position of the next schedule. When it arrives at the execution position of the next schedule (S
(YES at 138), the process proceeds to S140. On the other hand, if it has not arrived at the execution place of the next schedule (NO in S138), the process returns to S130, and S1 (YES at 138), the process proceeds to S140. On the other hand, if it has not arrived at the execution place of the next schedule (NO in S138), the process returns to S130, and S1
The processing from 32 to S138 is repeated. The processing from 32 to S138 is repeated.

【0063】S140にて、CPU102は、図5に示
すスケジュールデータに基づいて、さらに次のスケジュ
ールがあるか否かを判断する。さらに次のスケジュール
がある場合には(S140にてYES)、処理は図9の
S100へ戻される。一方、次のスケジュールがない場
合には情報提供処理は終了する。
At S140, CPU 102 determines whether or not there is a next schedule based on the schedule data shown in FIG. If there is a next schedule (YES in S140), the process returns to S100 in FIG. On the other hand, if there is no next schedule, the information providing process ends.

【0064】図9のS106および図10のS122に
おける検索処理について説明する。図9のS106にお
いては、たとえば図11に示すように、次のスケジュー
ルが「19時20分新幹線乗車」で次のスケジュールの
実行場所が「東京駅」であって、現在位置の座標データ
が東経139.42.17.5,北緯35.41.1
3.6である場合に、19時20分までに現在位置から
東京駅に到着するための移動経路と移動時間とが示され
る。図12に示すように、この検索の結果、現在位置
「新宿3丁目3番付近を18時40分に出発し、徒歩1
0分で新宿駅に移動し、新宿駅発18時50分の中央線特別快速電車に乗車し東京駅に19時03分に到着する」という移動経路および移動時間が検索される。 The travel route and travel time are searched for: "Move to Shinjuku Station in 0 minutes, board the Chuo Line Special Rapid Service at 18:50 from Shinjuku Station, and arrive at Tokyo Station at 19:03." The search processing in S106 in FIG. 9 and S122 in FIG. 10 will be described. In S106 of FIG. 9, for example, as shown in FIG. 11, the next schedule is "Take Shinkansen at 19:20", the execution place of the next schedule is "Tokyo Station", and the coordinate data of the current position is East longitude. 139.42.17.5, north latitude 35.41.1 The search processing in S106 in FIG. 9 and S122 in FIG. 10 will be described. In S106 of FIG. 9, for example, as shown in FIG. 11, the next schedule is "Take Shinkansen at 19:20", the execution place of the next schedule is "Tokyo Station", and the coordinate data of the current position is East longitude. 139.42.17.5, north latitude 35.41.1
In the case of 3.6, the travel route and travel time for arriving at Tokyo Station from the current position by 19:20 are indicated. As shown in FIG. 12, as a result of this search, the current position "Departing near Shinjuku 3-chome No. 3 at 18:40, In the case of 3.6, the travel route and travel time for arriving at Tokyo Station from the current position by 19:20 are indicated. As shown in FIG. 12, as a result of this search, the current position "Departing near Shinjuku 3 -chome No. 3 at 18:40,
Move to Shinjuku Station in 0 minutes, get on the Chuo Line Special Rapid Train from Shinjuku Station at 18:50, and arrive at Tokyo Station at 19:03 ". Move to Shinjuku Station in 0 minutes, get on the Chuo Line Special Rapid Train from Shinjuku Station at 18:50, and arrive at Tokyo Station at 19:03 ".

【0065】このような検索結果に従って、S112においてイベントが検索されて、検索されたイベントに従って、ユーザが図11に示す現在位置から移動していることを想定して、図10のS122における検索処理が再度行なわれる。 According to such a search result, an event is searched in S112, and assuming that the user has moved from the current position shown in FIG. 11 according to the searched event, the search process in S122 in FIG. 10 is performed. Is performed again.

【0066】図13に示すように、ユーザは、イベント
のために、前述の現在位置から東経139.47.1
6.7,北緯35.44.5.13に移動していたとす
る。前述の検索した結果である出発時刻まで15分に到
達した時点で、再度新たな現在位置から次のスケジュー
ルの実行場所までの移動経路および移動時間が検索さ
れ、図14に示すように新たな出発時刻18時30分が
算出される。なお、S112における場所情報は、S1
06にて移動経路を算出する際の現在位置から15分以
内の移動距離の範囲においてイベントが検索される。
As shown in FIG. 13, for the event, the user needs to take 139.47.1 east longitude from the current position.
6.7, it has moved to latitude 35.4.55.13 north. At the time when the departure time, which is the result of the above search, reaches 15 minutes, the travel route and travel time from the new current position to the execution location of the next schedule are searched again, and as shown in FIG. Time 18:30 is calculated. The location information in S112 is S1 6.7, it has moved to latitude 35.4.55.13 north. At the time when the departure time, which is the result of the above search, reaches 15 minutes, the travel route and travel time from the new current position to the execution location of the Next schedule are searched again, and as shown in FIG. Time 18:30 is calculated. The location information in S112 is S1
At 06, an event is searched within a range of a moving distance within 15 minutes from the current position when calculating the moving route. At 06, an event is searched within a range of a moving distance within 15 minutes from the current position when calculating the moving route.

【0067】図15を参照して、本実施の形態に係るサーバ100で実行されるプログラムは、位置情報取得処理に関し、以下のような制御構造を有する。 Referring to FIG. 15, the program executed by server 100 according to the present embodiment has the following control structure for the position information acquisition processing.

【0068】S200にて、CPU102は、情報提供
システムに登録しているすべての携帯電話300に対し
て取得要求データを送信する。S102にて、CPU1
02は、発信者番号通知による携帯電話番号と、携帯電
話300の位置検出部310が検出した位置情報(座標
データ)とを受信したか否かを判断する。携帯電話番号
と位置情報とを受信すると(S202にてYES)、こ
の位置情報取得処理は終了する。一方、携帯電話番号ま
たは位置データを受信しないと(S202にてNO)、
処理はS204へ移される。
At S200, CPU 102 transmits the acquisition request data to all mobile phones 300 registered in the information providing system. At S102, CPU 1
In step 02, it is determined whether or not the mobile phone number based on the caller ID notification and the position information (coordinate data) detected by the position detection unit 310 of the mobile phone 300 have been received. When the mobile phone number and the position information are received (YES in S202), the position information acquisition processing ends. On the other hand, if the mobile phone number or the position data is not received (NO in S202), In step 02, it is determined whether or not the mobile phone number based on the caller ID notification and the position information (coordinate data) detected by the position detection unit 310 of the mobile phone 300 have been received. When the mobile phone number and On the other hand, if the mobile phone number or the position data is not received (NO in S202), the position information are received (YES in S202), the position information acquisition processing ends.
The process proceeds to S204. The process proceeds to S204.

【0069】S204にて、CPU102は、取得要求データを送信してから一定時間が経過したか否かを判断する。一定時間が経過すると(S204にてYES)、
処理はS206へ移され、S206にて通信エラー処理が行なわれる。一方、一定時間が経過するまでは(S2

04にてNO)、処理はS202へ戻され、携帯電話3 NO at 04), the process is returned to S202, mobile phone 3
00からの携帯電話番号と位置情報との受信を待つ。 Wait for the mobile phone number and location information from 00 to be received. At S204, CPU 102 determines whether or not a predetermined time has elapsed since the transmission of the acquisition request data. When a certain time has elapsed (YES in S204), At S204, CPU 102 determines whether or not a predetermined time has elapsed since the transmission of the acquisition request data. When a certain time has elapsed (YES in S204),
The process proceeds to S206, where a communication error process is performed. On the other hand, until a certain time has elapsed (S2 The process proceeds to S206, where a communication error process is performed. On the other hand, until a certain time has elapsed (S2)
04 (NO), the process returns to S202, and the mobile phone 3 04 (NO), the process returns to S202, and the mobile phone 3
Wait for reception of the mobile phone number and location information from 00. Wait for reception of the mobile phone number and location information from 00.

【0070】図16を参照して、本実施の形態に係る携帯電話300で実行されるプログラムは、情報取得処理に関し、以下のような制御構造を有する。 Referring to FIG. 16, a program executed by mobile phone 300 according to the present embodiment has the following control structure for information acquisition processing.

【0071】S300にて、CPU302は、サーバ1
00から取得要求データを受信したか否かを判断する。
サーバ100から取得要求データを受信すると(S30
0にてYES)、処理はS302へ移される。一方、サーバ100から取得要求データを受信しないと(S30

0にてNO)、処理はS306へ移される。 NO at 0), processing is transferred to S306. At S 300, CPU 302 makes server 1 At S 300, CPU 302 makes server 1
From 00, it is determined whether or not the acquisition request data has been received. From 00, it is determined whether or not the acquisition request data has been received.
Upon receiving the acquisition request data from the server 100 (S30) Upon receiving the acquisition request data from the server 100 (S30)
(YES at 0), the process proceeds to S302. On the other hand, if the acquisition request data is not received from the server 100 (S30) (YES at 0), the process proceeds to S302. On the other hand, if the acquisition request data is not received from the server 100 (S30)
(NO at 0), the process proceeds to S306. (NO at 0), the process proceeds to S306.

【0072】S302にて、CPU302は、位置検出部310を用いて検出した現在位置を表わす位置情報(座標データ)を作成する。S304にて、CPU30
2は、自己の電話番号とS302にて作成された位置情報とをサーバ100へ送信する。 2 transmits its own telephone number and the location information created in S302 to the server 100. At S 302, CPU 302 creates position information (coordinate data) representing the current position detected using position detecting section 310. At S304, CPU 30 At S 302, CPU 302 creates position information (coordinate data) representing the current position detected using position detecting section 310. At S304, CPU 30
2 transmits its own telephone number and the position information created in S302 to the server 100. 2 transmits its own telephone number and the position information created in S302 to the server 100.

【0073】S306にて、CPU302は、サーバ1
00からイベント情報を受信したか否かを判断する。サーバ100からイベント情報を受信すると(S306にてYES)、処理はS308へ移される。一方、サーバ100からイベント情報を受信しないと(S306にてNO)、処理はS310へ移される。
At S 306, CPU 302 executes server 1

From 00, it is determined whether or not event information has been received. When event information is received from server 100 (YES in S306), the process proceeds to S308. If event information has not been received from server 100 (NO in S306), the process proceeds to S310. From 00, it is determined whether or not event information has been received. When event information is received from server 100 (YES in S306), the process proceeds to S308. If event information has not been received from server 100 (NO in S306) , the process proceeds to S310.

【0074】S308にて、CPU302は、S306
にて受信したイベント情報を表示部306に表示する。
At S308, CPU 302 proceeds to S306
The received event information is displayed on the display unit 306.

【0075】S310にて、CPU302は、サーバ1
00から移動経路および移動時間を受信したか否かを判断する。 It is determined whether or not the movement route and the movement time are received from 00. サーバ100から移動経路および移動時間を受信すると(S310にてYES)、処理はS312へ移される。 When the movement route and the movement time are received from the server 100 (YES in S310), the processing is transferred to S312. S312にて、CPU302は、S310にて受信した移動経路および移動時間を表示部306に表示する。 In S312, the CPU 302 displays the movement route and the movement time received in S310 on the display unit 306. At S310, CPU 302 sets server 1 At S310, CPU 302 sets server 1
It is determined whether or not the travel route and travel time have been received from 00. When the travel route and the travel time are received from server 100 (YES in S310), the process proceeds to S312. In S312, CPU 302 displays the moving route and the moving time received in S310 on display unit 306. It is determined whether or not the travel route and travel time have been received from 00. When the travel route and the travel time are received from server 100 (YES in S310), the process proceeds to S312. In S312, CPU 302 displays the moving route and the moving time received in S310 on display unit 306.

【0076】S314にて、CPU302は、サーバ1
00から出発警告情報を受信したか否かを判断する。 It is determined whether or not the departure warning information has been received from 00. 出発警告情報を受信すると(S314にてYES)、処理はS316へ移される。 When the departure warning information is received (YES in S314), the process is transferred to S316. 一方、出発警告情報を受信しないと(S314にてNO)、処理はS318へ移される。 On the other hand, if the departure warning information is not received (NO in S314), the process is transferred to S318. At S 314, CPU 302 makes server 1 At S 314, CPU 302 makes server 1
From 00, it is determined whether the departure warning information has been received. When the departure warning information is received (YES in S314), the process proceeds to S316. On the other hand, if the departure warning information has not been received (NO in S314), the process proceeds to S318. From 00, it is determined whether the departure warning information has been received. When the departure warning information is received (YES in S314), the process proceeds to S316. On the other hand, if the departure warning information has not been received (NO) in S314), the process proceeds to S318.

【0077】S316にて、CPU302は、S304
にて受信した出発警告情報を表示部306に表示する。

なお、このS316における処理は、出発警告情報を表示部306に表示したり、合成音声により作成された音声データを音声通信部312に出力したりする。 In the process of S316, the departure warning information is displayed on the display unit 306, and the voice data created by the synthetic voice is output to the voice communication unit 312. なお、 In addition, it should be noted
これらの警告は、通常の電話着信同様の呼出し動作とともに行なうようにするとより効果的である。 It is more effective to give these warnings together with a ringing operation similar to a normal incoming call. At S316, CPU 302 determines at S304 At S316, CPU 302 determines at S304
The departure warning information received at is displayed on the display unit 306. The departure warning information received at is displayed on the display unit 306.
Note that the processing in S316 displays departure warning information on the display unit 306, and outputs voice data created by synthetic voice to the voice communication unit 312. In addition, Note that the processing in S316 displays departure warning information on the display unit 306, and outputs voice data created by synthetic voice to the voice communication unit 312. In addition,
It is more effective that these warnings are performed together with a ringing operation similar to a normal incoming call. It is more effective that these warnings are performed together with a ringing operation similar to a normal incoming call.

【0078】S318にて、CPU302は、サーバ1
00から移動警告情報を受信したか否かを判断する。 It is determined whether or not the movement warning information has been received from 00. 移動警告情報を受信すると(S318にてYES)、処理はS320へ移される。 When the movement warning information is received (YES in S318), the process is transferred to S320. 一方、移動警告情報を受信しないと(S318にてNO)、処理はS322へ移される。 On the other hand, if the movement warning information is not received (NO in S318), the process is transferred to S322. At S 318, the CPU 302 makes the server 1 At S 318, the CPU 302 makes the server 1
From 00, it is determined whether or not the movement warning information has been received. If movement warning information has been received (YES in S318), the process proceeds to S320. On the other hand, if the movement warning information has not been received (NO in S318), the process proceeds to S322. From 00, it is determined whether or not the movement warning information has been received. If movement warning information has been received (YES in S318), the process proceeds to S320. On the other hand, if the movement warning information has not been received. (NO in S318), the process proceeds to S322.

【0079】S320にて、CPU302は、表示部3
06に移動警告情報を表示する。 The move warning information is displayed at 06. なお、このS320における処理も、前述のS316における処理と同様、出発警告情報を表示部306に表示したり、合成音声により作成された音声データを音声通信部312に出力したりするS322にて、CPU302は、情報取得機能を停止する入力がされたか否かを判断する。 As for the processing in S320, similarly to the processing in S316 described above, the departure warning information is displayed on the display unit 306, and the voice data created by the synthetic voice is output to the voice communication unit 312 in S322. The CPU 302 determines whether or not an input has been made to stop the information acquisition function. この判断は、 This judgment is
操作部308から所定のキーが入力されたか否かにより行なわれる。 This is performed depending on whether or not a predetermined key has been input from the operation unit 308. 情報取得機能の停止が入力されると(S3 When the stop of the information acquisition function is input (S3
22にてYES)、この情報取得処理は終了する。 YES at 22), this information acquisition process ends. 一方、情報取得機能を停止する入力がされないと(S32 On the other hand, if there is no input to stop the information acquisition function (S32)
2にてNO)、処理はS300へ戻され、サーバ100 NO in 2), the process is returned to S300, and the server 100
から取得要求データを受信したか否かを判断する。 Judge whether or not the acquisition request data has been received from. At S320, CPU 302 causes display unit 3 At S320, CPU 302 causes display unit 3
At 06, movement warning information is displayed. Note that, in the process in S320, similarly to the process in S316 described above, in S322, the departure warning information is displayed on the display unit 306, and the voice data created by the synthesized voice is output to the voice communication unit 312. The CPU 302 determines whether or not an input to stop the information acquisition function has been made. This decision At 06, movement warning information is displayed. Note that, in the process in S320, similarly to the process in S316 described above, in S322, the departure warning information is displayed on the display unit 306, and the voice data created by the synthesized. voice is output to the voice communication unit 312. The CPU 302 determines whether or not an input to stop the information acquisition function has been made. This decision
The determination is performed based on whether a predetermined key is input from the operation unit 308. When the stop of the information acquisition function is input (S3 The determination is performed based on whether a predetermined key is input from the operation unit 308. When the stop of the information acquisition function is input (S3)
22 (YES), the information acquisition process ends. On the other hand, if there is no input to stop the information acquisition function (S32 22 (YES), the information acquisition process ends. On the other hand, if there is no input to stop the information acquisition function (S32)
2 is NO), the process returns to S300, and server 100 2 is NO), the process returns to S300, and server 100
It is determined whether or not acquisition request data has been received from. It is determined whether or not acquisition request data has been received from.

【0080】以上のような構造およびフローチャートに
基づく、情報提供システムの動作について説明する。
The operation of the information providing system based on the above structure and flowchart will be described.

【0081】携帯電話300のユーザは、この情報提供
システムから情報の提供を受ける場合には、図4に示す
ユーザデータの登録を行なう。このユーザデータの登録
は、携帯電話300から無線通信基地局200およびネ
ットワーク600を介してサーバ100に送信する電子
メールの形式により行なうことができる。図4に示すユ
ーザデータの登録を終えると、携帯電話300のユーザ
は、図5に示すスケジュールデータを入力する。このス
ケジュールデータの入力についても、前述のユーザデー
タと同様、携帯電話200がサーバ100に電子メール
を送信することにより行なうことができる。
The user of portable telephone 300 registers user data shown in FIG. 4 when receiving information from this information providing system. The registration of the user data can be performed in the form of an e-mail transmitted from the mobile phone 300 to the server 100 via the wireless communication base station 200 and the network 600. After completing the registration of the user data shown in FIG. 4, the user of the mobile phone 300 inputs the schedule data shown in FIG. The input of the schedule data can be performed by the mobile phone 200 transmitting an e-mail to the server 100, similarly to the user data described above.

【0082】サーバ100は、一定時間間隔(たとえば
3分)で、携帯電話300へ位置情報の取得要求を送信
する(S100)。一定時間(たとえば1分)が経過す
るまでに(S204にてNO)、携帯電話番号と位置情
報(座標データ)とを受信すると(S202にてYE
S)、サーバ100は、受信した位置情報に基づいて、
その場所における天気情報を読出す(S102)。 The weather information at that place is read (S102). サーバは、現在時刻に基づいて次のスケジュールを図5に示すスケジュールデータから読出す(S104)。 The server reads the next schedule from the schedule data shown in FIG. 5 based on the current time (S104). 受信した現在位置の座標データから、図5に示すスケジュールデータの次のスケジュールの実行場所までの移動経路を検索して(S106)、現在位置からの出発時刻を算出する(S108)。 From the received coordinate data of the current position, the movement route to the execution location of the next schedule of the schedule data shown in FIG. 5 is searched (S106), and the departure time from the current position is calculated (S108). 現在位置における余裕時間が算出され(S110)、算出された余裕時間、読出した天気情報、記憶されたこのユーザの嗜好情報および現在位置の場所情報に基づいて図6に示すイベントデータから、所定の条件を満たすイベントが検索される(S112)。 The margin time at the current position is calculated (S110), and a predetermined time is determined from the calculated margin time, the read weather information, the stored preference information of this user, and the event data shown in FIG. 6 based on the location information of the current position. An event satisfying the condition is searched (S112).
検索条件を満たすイベントがあると(S114にてYE If there is an event that meets the search conditions (YE at S114)
S)、サーバ100から携帯電話300にイベント情報が送信される(S116)。 S), event information is transmitted from the server 100 to the mobile phone 300 (S116). このイベント情報に基づいて、ユーザが、S100において取得した現在位置から、このイベントが実行される場所(S108における現在地までの移動時間が15分程度の場所)まで移動したものとして説明する。 Based on this event information, it is assumed that the user has moved from the current position acquired in S100 to the place where this event is executed (the place where the movement time to the current location in S108 is about 15 minutes). Server 100 transmits a position information acquisition request to mobile phone 300 at fixed time intervals (for example, three minutes) (S100). Until a fixed time (for example, one minute) has elapsed (NO in S204), the mobile phone number and the position information (coordinate data) are received (YE in S202). Server 100 transmits a position information acquisition request to mobile phone 300 at fixed time intervals (for example, three minutes) (S100). Until a fixed time (for example, one minute) has elapsed (NO in S204), the mobile phone number and the position information (coordinate data) are received (YE in S202).
S), the server 100, based on the received location information, S), the server 100, based on the received location information,
The weather information at that location is read (S102). The server reads the next schedule from the schedule data shown in FIG. 5 based on the current time (S104). From the received coordinate data of the current position, a movement route to the execution location of the schedule next to the schedule data shown in FIG. 5 is searched (S106), and a departure time from the current position is calculated (S108). The spare time at the current position is calculated (S110), and based on the calculated spare time, the read weather information, the stored user preference information, and the event data shown in FIG. An event satisfying the condition is searched (S112). The weather information at that location is read (S102). The server reads the next schedule from the schedule data shown in FIG. 5 based on the current time (S104). From the received coordinate data of the current position, a movement route to The execution location of the schedule next to the schedule data shown in FIG. 5 is searched (S106), and a departure time from the current position is calculated (S108). The spare time at the current position is calculated (S110), and An event satisfying the condition is searched (S112). Based on the calculated spare time, the read weather information, the stored user preference information, and the event data shown in FIG.
If there is an event that satisfies the search condition (YE in S114) If there is an event that satisfies the search condition (YE in S114)
S), the event information is transmitted from the server 100 to the mobile phone 300 (S116). The following description is based on the assumption that the user has moved from the current position acquired in S100 to a place where this event is executed (a place where the travel time to the current location in S108 is about 15 minutes) based on this event information. The following description is based on the assumption that the user has moved from the current position acquired in S100 to a place where this event is executed (S), the event information is transmitted from the server 100 to the mobile phone 300 (S116). a place where the travel time to the current location in S108 is about 15 minutes) based on this event information.

【0083】S108にて算出した出発時刻まで15分になると(S118にてYES)、再度位置情報が取得される(S120)。再度現在位置から次のスケジュールの実行場所までの移動経路が検索され(S122)、
移動経路と移動時間とが携帯電話300に送信される(S124)。 The travel route and travel time are transmitted to the mobile phone 300 (S124). 新たに取得した位置情報に基づく、次のスケジュールの実行場所までの移動の出発時刻が算出される(S126)。 Based on the newly acquired location information, the departure time of the movement to the execution location of the next schedule is calculated (S126). このことは、図11に示す移動経路検索条件に基づいて、図12に示す移動経路と移動時刻とが検索された後、図12に示す現在位置からの出発時刻に基づいて、イベント情報がユーザに提供され、その提供されたイベント情報に基づいてユーザが図13に示す現在位置に移動した場合を示す。 This means that after the movement route and the movement time shown in FIG. 12 are searched based on the movement route search condition shown in FIG. 11, the event information is obtained by the user based on the departure time from the current position shown in FIG. The case where the user moves to the current position shown in FIG. 13 based on the provided event information is shown. When it is 15 minutes before the departure time calculated in S108 (YES in S118), position information is obtained again (S120). The travel route from the current position to the execution location of the next schedule is searched again (S122). When it is 15 minutes before the departure time calculated in S108 (YES in S118), position information is obtained again (S120). The travel route from the current position to the execution location of the next schedule is searched again (S122).
The travel route and travel time are transmitted to mobile phone 300 (S124). The departure time of the movement to the next schedule execution location is calculated based on the newly acquired position information (S126). This means that after the travel route and the travel time shown in FIG. 12 have been searched based on the travel route search condition shown in FIG. 11, the event information is displayed based on the departure time from the current position shown in FIG. And a case where the user has moved to the current position shown in FIG. 13 based on the provided event information. The travel route and travel time are transmitted to mobile phone 300 (S124). The departure time of the movement to the next schedule execution location is calculated based on the newly acquired position information (S126). This means that after the travel route and the travel time shown in FIG. 12 have been searched based on the travel route search condition shown in FIG. 11, the event information is displayed based on the departure time from the current position shown in FIG. And a case where the user has moved to the current position shown in FIG. 13 based on the provided event information.

【0084】図12に示すように現在位置からの出発時
刻18時40分の15分前すなわち18時25分になる
と、再度経路が検索され、図14に示すように新たな出
発時刻が18時30分と算出される。図14に示す検索
結果が携帯電話300に送信される(S124)。
As shown in FIG. 12, at 15 minutes before the departure time from the current position at 18:40, that is, at 18:25, the route is searched again, and as shown in FIG. It is calculated as 30 minutes. The search result shown in FIG. 14 is transmitted to mobile phone 300 (S124).

【0085】出発時刻まで10分になると(S128に
てYES)、サーバ100は携帯電話300に出発警告
情報を送信する。出発警告情報を受信した携帯電話30
0では、受信した出発警告情報が表示部306に表示さ
れたり、受信した出発警告情報に基づいて音声通話部3
12から合成音声が出力されたりする。この出発警告情
報に基づいて、携帯電話300のユーザが目的地(この
場合「新宿駅」)に向かって出発すると、サーバ100
は一定時間間隔で位置情報を取得し(S132)、移動
速度および移動方向が正常であるか否かを判断する。移
動速度または移動方向が正常でないと(S134にてN
O)、サーバ100は携帯電話300に移動警告情報を送信する(S136)。 O), the server 100 transmits the movement warning information to the mobile phone 300 (S136). 移動警告情報を受信した携帯電話300では、受信した移動警告情報が表示部306に表示されたり、受信した移動警告情報に基づいて音声通話部312から合成音声が出力されたりする。 In the mobile phone 300 that has received the movement warning information, the received movement warning information is displayed on the display unit 306, or a synthetic voice is output from the voice call unit 312 based on the received movement warning information. このような移動警告情報が次のスケジュールの実行場所に到着するまで繰返し行なわれ、この携帯電話300のユーザを誘導する。 Such movement warning information is repeated until it arrives at the execution location of the next schedule, and guides the user of the mobile phone 300. [0085] When it is 10 minutes before the departure time (YES in S128), server 100 transmits departure warning information to mobile phone 300. The mobile phone 30 that has received the departure warning information [0085] When it is 10 minutes before the departure time (YES in S128), server 100 transmits departure warning information to mobile phone 300. The mobile phone 30 that has received the departure warning information
In the case of 0, the received departure warning information is displayed on the display unit 306, or the voice communication unit 3 based on the received departure warning information. In the case of 0, the received departure warning information is displayed on the display unit 306, or the voice communication unit 3 based on the received departure warning information.
12, a synthesized voice is output. When the user of the mobile phone 300 leaves for the destination (in this case, “Shinjuku Station”) based on the departure warning information, the server 100 12, a synthesized voice is output. When the user of the mobile phone 300 leaves for the destination (in this case, “Shinjuku Station”) based on the departure warning information, the server 100
Acquires position information at regular time intervals (S132), and determines whether the moving speed and the moving direction are normal. If the moving speed or the moving direction is not normal (N in S134) Acquires position information at regular time intervals (S132), and determines whether the moving speed and the moving direction are normal. If the moving speed or the moving direction is not normal (N in S134)
O), the server 100 transmits the movement warning information to the mobile phone 300 (S136). In the mobile phone 300 that has received the movement warning information, the received movement warning information is displayed on the display unit 306, and a synthesized voice is output from the voice communication unit 312 based on the received movement warning information. Such movement warning information is repeated until it arrives at the place where the next schedule is executed, and guides the user of the mobile phone 300. O), the server 100 transmits the movement warning information to the mobile phone 300 (S136). In the mobile phone 300 that has received the movement warning information, the received movement warning information is displayed on the display unit 306, and a synthesized voice is output from the voice communication unit 312 based on the received movement warning information. Such movement warning information is repeated until it arrives at the place where the next schedule is executed, and guides the user of the mobile phone 300.

【0086】以上のようにして、本実施の形態に係る情
報提供システムにおいては、携帯電話は、サーバからの
問合せに応答して、現在位置をサーバに送信する。サー
バは、受信した携帯電話の現在位置の情報と、記憶した
スケジュールとに基づいて、携帯電話のユーザが計画を
実行するための移動に関する情報を携帯電話に送信す
る。これにより、携帯電話は、現在位置から次の実行を
計画する場所までの移動についての情報(移動経路およ
び移動時間)を表示することができる。また、検索され
た移動経路に基づく現在位置からの出発時刻と現在時刻
との間に時間が余っている場合には、ユーザの嗜好情
報、現在位置の天候、余裕時間および現在位置の位置デ
ータに基づいて、適切なイベントが検索され、携帯電話
に送信される。その結果、ユーザの現在位置に関連して
ユーザの行動に関する有益な情報の提供を行なうことが
できる情報提供システムを実現することができる。
As described above, in the information providing system according to the present embodiment, the portable telephone transmits the current position to the server in response to the inquiry from the server. The server transmits to the mobile phone information relating to movement for the user of the mobile phone to execute the plan, based on the received information on the current location of the mobile phone and the stored schedule. Thereby, the mobile phone can display information (moving route and moving time) on the movement from the current position to the place where the next execution is planned. Further, if there is time left between the departure time from the current position based on the searched travel route and the current time, the user's preference information, the weather at the current position, the spare time, and the position data of the current position are included. Based on that, the appropriate event is retrieved and sent to the mobile phone. As a result, it is possible to realize an information providing system capable of providing useful information relating to the user's behavior in relation to the current position of the user.

【0087】今回開示された実施の形態はすべての点で例示であって制限的なものではないと考えられるべきである。本発明の範囲は上記した説明ではなくて特許請求の範囲によって示され、特許請求の範囲と均等の意味および範囲内でのすべての変更が含まれることが意図される。 The embodiments disclosed this time are to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive. The scope of the present invention is defined by the terms of the claims, rather than the description above, and is intended to include any modifications within the scope and meaning equivalent to the terms of the claims.

【図面の簡単な説明】 [Brief description of the drawings]

【図1】 本発明の実施の形態に係る情報提供システムの全体構成図である。 FIG. 1 is an overall configuration diagram of an information providing system according to an embodiment of the present invention.

【図2】 本発明の実施の形態に係るサーバを実現するコンピュータの外観図である。 FIG. 2 is an external view of a computer that realizes a server according to the embodiment of the present invention.

【図3】 図2に示すコンピュータの制御ブロック図である。 FIG. 3 is a control block diagram of the computer shown in FIG.

【図4】 サーバの固定ディスクに記憶されるユーザデータをテーブル示す図である。 FIG. 4 is a table showing user data stored in a fixed disk of a server.

【図5】 サーバの固定ディスクに記憶されるスケジュールデータテーブルを示す図である。 FIG. 5 is a diagram showing a schedule data table stored on a fixed disk of the server.

【図6】 サーバの固定ディスクに記憶されるイベントデータテーブルを示す図である。 FIG. 6 is a diagram showing an event data table stored on a fixed disk of a server.

【図7】 サーバの固定ディスクに記憶される座標データテーブルを示す図である。 FIG. 7 is a diagram showing a coordinate data table stored on a fixed disk of the server.

【図8】 本発明の実施の形態に係る携帯電話の制御ブロック図である。 FIG. 8 is a control block diagram of the mobile phone according to the embodiment of the present invention.

【図9】 本発明の実施の形態に係るサーバにおける、
情報提供処置の制御の手順を示すフローチャート(その1)である。
FIG. 9 shows a server according to the embodiment of the present invention.

It is a flowchart (the 1) which shows the procedure of control of an information provision process. It is a flowchart (the 1) which shows the procedure of control of an information provision process.

【図10】 本発明の実施の形態に係るサーバにおける、情報提供処置の制御の手順を示すフローチャート(その2)である。 FIG. 10 is a flowchart (part 2) illustrating a procedure of controlling an information providing process in the server according to the embodiment of the present invention.

【図11】 移動経路検索条件を示す図(その1)である。 FIG. 11 is a diagram (part 1) illustrating a travel route search condition;

【図12】 移動経路検索結果を示す図(その1)である。 FIG. 12 is a diagram (part 1) illustrating a moving route search result;

【図13】 移動経路検索条件を示す図(その2)である。 FIG. 13 is a diagram illustrating a travel route search condition (part 2).

【図14】 移動経路検索結果を示す図(その2)である。 FIG. 14 is a diagram (part 2) illustrating a search result of a moving route;

【図15】 本発明の実施の形態に係るサーバにおける、位置情報取得処置の制御の手順を示すフローチャートである。 FIG. 15 is a flowchart showing a procedure of controlling position information acquisition processing in the server according to the embodiment of the present invention.

【図16】 本発明の実施の形態に係る携帯電話における、情報取得処理の制御の手順を示すフローチャートである。 FIG. 16 is a flowchart showing a procedure for controlling information acquisition processing in the mobile phone according to the embodiment of the present invention.

【符号の説明】 [Explanation of symbols]

100 コンピュータ、102 コンピュータ本体、1
04 モニタ、106FD駆動装置、108 CD−R
OM駆動装置、110 キーボード、112マウス、1
20 CPU、122 メモリ、124 固定ディス
ク、126通信インターフェイス、200 無線通信基
地局、300 携帯電話、400天気情報サーバ、50
0 イベント蓄積サーバ、600 ネットワーク
100 computer, 102 computer body, 1
04 monitor, 106FD drive, 108 CD-R
OM drive, 110 keyboard, 112 mouse, 1
20 CPU, 122 memory, 124 fixed disk, 126 communication interface, 200 wireless communication base station, 300 mobile phone, 400 weather information server, 50
0 Event storage server, 600 networks

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Claims (14)

    【特許請求の範囲】[Claims]
  1. 【請求項1】 携帯端末とサーバとを含む情報提供シス
    テムであって、 前記携帯端末は、 前記サーバと通信するための通信手段と、 自己の位置を検知するための検知手段と、 情報を出力するための出力手段と、 前記通信手段と前記検知手段と前記出力手段とに接続さ
    れ、前記携帯端末を制御するための制御手段とを含み、 前記制御手段は、自己の位置を表わす位置情報を前記サ
    ーバに送信するように前記検知手段と前記通信手段とを
    制御するための手段を含み、 前記サーバは、 前記携帯端末と通信するための通信手段と、 前記携帯端末の使用者が実行する計画を表わす計画情報
    を記憶するための記憶手段と、 前記通信手段と前記記憶手段とに接続され、前記サーバ
    を制御するための制御手段とを含み、 前記サーバの制御手段は、前記携帯端末から受信した前
    記位置情報と前記計画情報とに基づいて、前記計画を実
    行するための行動に関する情報を前記携帯端末に送信す
    るように、前記通信手段と前記記憶手段とを制御するた
    めの手段を含み、 前記携帯端末の制御手段は、前記サーバから受信した前
    記情報を出力するように前記出力手段を制御するための
    手段をさらに含む、情報提供システム。
    1. An information providing system including a portable terminal and a server, wherein the portable terminal outputs a communication unit for communicating with the server, a detecting unit for detecting a position of the portable terminal, and information. Output means for controlling the portable terminal, the control means being connected to the communication means, the detection means, and the output means, for controlling the portable terminal, wherein the control means outputs position information indicating its own position. A means for controlling the detection means and the communication means to transmit to the server, the server comprising: a communication means for communicating with the mobile terminal; and a plan executed by a user of the mobile terminal. Storage means for storing plan information representing the following, and control means connected to the communication means and the storage means for controlling the server, wherein the control means of the server Means for controlling the communication means and the storage means, based on the position information and the plan information received from the terminal, so as to transmit information on an action for executing the plan to the portable terminal. An information providing system, comprising: a control unit of the portable terminal, further comprising: a unit configured to control the output unit so as to output the information received from the server.
  2. 【請求項2】 携帯端末とサーバとを含む情報提供シス
    テムに用いられるサーバであって、前記携帯端末は、自
    己の位置を表わす位置情報を前記サーバに送信して、前
    記サーバから受信した前記情報を出力し、 前記サーバは、 前記携帯端末と通信するための通信手段と、 前記携帯端末の使用者が実行する計画を表わす計画情報
    を記憶するための第1の記憶手段と、 前記通信手段と前記第1の記憶手段とに接続され、前記
    サーバを制御するための制御手段とを含み、 前記サーバの制御手段は、前記携帯端末から受信した前
    記位置情報と前記計画情報とに基づいて、前記計画を実
    行するための行動に関する情報を前記携帯端末に送信す
    るように、前記通信手段と前記第1の記憶手段とを制御
    するための手段を含む、サーバ。
    2. A server used in an information providing system including a mobile terminal and a server, wherein the mobile terminal transmits position information indicating its own position to the server, and receives the information received from the server. The server, communication means for communicating with the mobile terminal, first storage means for storing plan information representing a plan executed by a user of the mobile terminal, and the communication means Control means connected to the first storage means for controlling the server, wherein the control means of the server, based on the position information and the plan information received from the mobile terminal, A server including a unit for controlling the communication unit and the first storage unit so as to transmit information on an action for executing a plan to the mobile terminal.
  3. 【請求項3】 前記計画情報は、前記計画の実行場所を
    表わす場所情報を含み、 前記サーバの制御手段は、 前記位置情報と前記場所情報とに基づいて、前記自己の
    位置から前記実行場所までの移動の経路を検索するため
    の手段と、 前記移動の経路を表わす情報を前記携帯端末に送信する
    ための手段とを含む、請求項2に記載のサーバ。
    3. The plan information includes place information indicating a place where the plan is executed, and the control means of the server, based on the position information and the place information, from the position of the server to the place of execution. 3. The server according to claim 2, further comprising: means for searching for a route of the travel, and means for transmitting information representing the route of the travel to the portable terminal. 4.
  4. 【請求項4】 前記計画情報は、前記計画の実行場所を
    表わす場所情報と、前記計画の実行時刻を表わす時刻情
    報とを含み、 前記サーバの制御手段は、 前記位置情報と前記場所情報とに基づいて、前記自己の
    位置から前記実行場所までの移動の経路を検索するため
    の手段と、 前記移動に必要な時間を算出するための手段と、 前記移動の経路を表わす情報と前記移動に必要な時間を
    表わす情報とを前記携帯端末に送信するための手段とを
    含む、請求項2に記載のサーバ。
    4. The plan information includes place information indicating an execution place of the plan, and time information indicating an execution time of the plan. The control means of the server includes: A means for searching for a route of the movement from the self-position to the execution location based on the position, a means for calculating a time required for the movement, information representing the route of the movement, and information necessary for the movement. Means for transmitting to the portable terminal information indicating the time.
  5. 【請求項5】 前記サーバは、イベントが行なわれる場
    所とイベントの実行に必要な時間とに関連して、イベン
    ト情報を記憶するための第2の記憶手段をさらに含み、 前記サーバの制御手段は、 前記移動に必要な時間に基づいて、現在時刻から移動を
    開始するまでの余裕時間を算出するための手段と、 前記位置情報と前記余裕時間とに基づいて、前記第2の
    記憶手段に記憶されたイベント情報の中から条件に合致
    するイベント情報を検索するための手段と、 前記検索されたイベント情報を前記携帯端末に送信する
    ための手段とをさらに含む、請求項4に記載のサーバ。
    5. The server further includes a second storage unit for storing event information in relation to a place where the event is performed and a time required for the execution of the event. Means for calculating a margin time from the current time to the start of movement based on the time required for the movement; and storing in the second storage means based on the position information and the margin time. 5. The server according to claim 4, further comprising: means for searching for event information that matches a condition from the searched event information; and means for transmitting the searched event information to the mobile terminal.
  6. 【請求項6】 前記サーバは、 イベントが行なわれる場所とイベントの実行に必要な時
    間とイベントの内容とに関連して、イベント情報を記憶
    するための第2の記憶手段と、 前記使用者の嗜好を表わす嗜好情報を記憶するための第
    3の記憶手段とをさらに含み、 前記サーバの制御手段は、 前記移動に必要な時間に基づいて、現在時刻から移動の
    開始までの余裕時間を算出するための手段と、 前記位置情報と前記余裕時間と前記嗜好情報とに基づい
    て、前記第2の記憶手段に記憶されたイベント情報の中
    から条件に合致するイベント情報を検索するための手段
    と、 前記検索されたイベント情報を前記携帯端末に送信する
    ための手段とをさらに含む、請求項4に記載のサーバ。
    6. The server, comprising: a second storage unit configured to store event information in association with a place where the event is performed, a time required for the execution of the event, and a content of the event; A third storage unit for storing preference information indicating a preference, wherein the control unit of the server calculates a margin time from a current time to a start of the movement based on a time required for the movement. Means for searching for event information that matches a condition from the event information stored in the second storage means, based on the position information, the spare time, and the preference information, The server according to claim 4, further comprising: means for transmitting the searched event information to the mobile terminal.
  7. 【請求項7】 前記サーバは、任意の場所における天候
    を検索するための検索手段と、 イベントが行なわれる場所とイベントの実行に必要な時
    間とイベントに適した天候とに関連してイベント情報を
    記憶するための第2の記憶手段とをさらに含み、 前記サーバの制御手段は、 前記検索手段を用いて、前記位置情報により特定される
    位置における天候を表わす天候情報を検索するための手
    段と、 前記移動に必要な時間に基づいて、現在時刻から移動の
    開始までの余裕時間を算出するための手段と、 前記位置情報と前記余裕時間と前記天候情報とに基づい
    て、前記第2の記憶手段に記憶されたイベント情報の中
    から条件に合致するイベント情報を検索するための手段
    と、 前記検索されたイベント情報を前記携帯端末に送信する
    ための手段とをさらに含む、請求項4に記載のサーバ。
    7. The server, comprising: a search unit for searching for weather at an arbitrary place; and event information relating to a place where the event is performed, a time required for executing the event, and weather suitable for the event. And a second storage unit for storing, wherein the control unit of the server uses the search unit to search for weather information indicating weather at a position specified by the position information, Means for calculating a margin time from the current time to the start of the movement based on the time required for the movement, and the second storage means based on the position information, the margin time and the weather information Means for searching for event information that satisfies a condition from the event information stored in the mobile terminal; and means for transmitting the searched event information to the portable terminal. 5. The server of claim 4, further comprising:
  8. 【請求項8】 携帯端末に情報を提供する情報提供方法
    であって、前記携帯端末の使用者が実行する計画を表わ
    す計画情報を準備する第1の準備ステップと、 前記携帯端末から、前記携帯端末の位置を表わす位置情
    報を受信する受信ステップと、 前記受信ステップにて受信した前記位置情報と、前記第
    1の準備ステップにて準備した前記計画情報とに基づい
    て、前記計画を実行するための行動に関する情報を生成
    する生成ステップと、 前記生成ステップにて生成された前記情報を前記携帯端
    末に送信する送信ステップとを含む、情報提供方法。
    8. An information providing method for providing information to a mobile terminal, comprising: a first preparation step of preparing plan information representing a plan to be executed by a user of the mobile terminal; A receiving step of receiving position information indicating a position of the terminal; and executing the plan based on the position information received in the receiving step and the plan information prepared in the first preparing step. An information providing method, comprising: a generating step of generating information on the action of the mobile terminal; and a transmitting step of transmitting the information generated in the generating step to the mobile terminal.
  9. 【請求項9】 前記計画情報は、前記計画の実行場所を
    表わす場所情報を含み、 前記生成ステップは、前記位置情報と前記場所情報とに
    基づいて、前記自己の位置から前記実行場所までの移動
    の経路を検索するステップを含み、 前記送信ステップは、前記移動の経路を表わす情報を前
    記携帯端末に送信するステップを含む、請求項8に記載
    の情報提供方法。
    9. The plan information includes location information indicating an execution location of the plan, and the generating step includes: moving from the own location to the execution location based on the location information and the location information. The information providing method according to claim 8, further comprising: searching for a route of the mobile terminal; and transmitting the information indicating the route of the movement to the portable terminal.
  10. 【請求項10】 前記計画情報は、前記計画の実行場所
    を表わす場所情報と、前記計画の実行時刻を表わす時刻
    情報とを含み、 前記生成ステップは、 前記位置情報と前記場所情報とに基づいて、前記自己の
    位置から前記実行場所までの移動の経路を検索するステ
    ップと、 前記移動に必要な時間を算出するステップとを含み、 前記送信ステップは、前記移動の経路を表わす情報と前
    記移動に必要な時間を表わす情報とを前記携帯端末に送
    信するステップを含む、請求項8に記載の情報提供方
    法。
    10. The plan information includes place information indicating an execution place of the plan, and time information indicating an execution time of the plan, wherein the generating step is based on the position information and the place information. Searching for a route of the movement from the own position to the execution location; and calculating a time required for the movement. The transmitting step includes: The information providing method according to claim 8, further comprising transmitting information indicating a required time to the portable terminal.
  11. 【請求項11】 前記情報提供方法は、イベントが行な
    われる場所とイベントの実行に必要な時間とに関連し
    て、イベント情報を準備する第2の準備ステップをさら
    に含み、 前記生成ステップは、 前記移動に必要な時間に基づいて、現在時刻から移動を
    開始するまでの余裕時間を算出するステップと、 前記位置情報と前記余裕時間とに基づいて、前記第2の
    準備ステップにて準備したイベント情報の中から条件に
    合致するイベント情報を検索するステップとをさらに含
    み、 前記送信ステップは、前記検索されたイベント情報を前
    記携帯端末に送信するステップをさらに含む、請求項1
    0に記載の情報提供方法。 The information providing method described in 0. 11. The information providing method further includes a second preparation step of preparing event information in relation to a place where the event is performed and a time required for the execution of the event. Calculating a margin time from the current time to the start of the movement based on the time required for the movement; and the event information prepared in the second preparation step based on the position information and the margin time A step of searching for event information that meets a condition from among the above, and the transmitting step further includes a step of transmitting the searched event information to the portable terminal. 11. The information providing method further includes a second preparation step of preparing event information in relation to a place where the event is performed and a time required for the execution of the event. Calculating a margin time from the current time to the start of the movement based on the time required for the movement; and the event information prepared in the second preparation step based on the position information and the margin time A step of searching for event information that meets a condition from among the above, and the transmitting step further includes a step of transmitting the searched event information to the portable terminal.
    0. The information providing method described in 0. 0. The information providing method described in 0.
  12. 【請求項12】 前記情報提供方法は、 イベントが行なわれる場所とイベントの実行に必要な時
    間とイベントの内容とに関連して、イベント情報を準備
    する第2の準備ステップと、 前記使用者の嗜好を表わす嗜好情報を準備する第3の準
    備ステップとをさらに含み、 前記生成ステップは、 前記移動に必要な時間に基づいて、現在時刻から移動の
    開始までの余裕時間を算出するステップと、 前記位置情報と前記余裕時間と前記嗜好情報とに基づい
    て、前記第2の準備ステップにて準備したイベント情報
    の中から条件に合致するイベント情報を検索するステッ
    プとをさらに含み、 前記送信ステップは、検索されたイベント情報を前記携
    帯端末に送信するステップをさらに含む、請求項10に
    記載の情報提供方法。
    12. The information providing method according to claim 1, further comprising: a second preparation step of preparing event information in relation to a place where the event is performed, a time required for the execution of the event, and the content of the event; A third preparation step of preparing preference information indicating a preference, wherein the generation step calculates a margin time from a current time to a start of the movement based on a time required for the movement; A step of searching for event information that matches a condition from the event information prepared in the second preparation step, based on the position information, the spare time, and the preference information; The information providing method according to claim 10, further comprising transmitting the searched event information to the mobile terminal.
  13. 【請求項13】 情報提供方法は、イベントが行なわれ
    る場所とイベントの実行に必要な時間とイベントに適し
    た天候とに関連してイベント情報を準備する第2の準備
    ステップをさらに含み、 前記生成ステップは、 前記位置情報により特定される位置における天候を表わ
    す天候情報を検索するステップと、 前記移動に必要な時間に基づいて、現在時刻から移動の
    開始までの余裕時間を算出するステップと、 前記位置情報と前記余裕時間と前記天候情報とに基づい
    て、前記第2の準備ステップにて準備したイベント情報
    の中から条件に合致するイベント情報を検索するステッ
    プとをさらに含み、 前記送信ステップは、前記検索されたイベント情報を前
    記携帯端末に送信するステップをさらに含む、請求項1
    0に記載の情報提供方法。 The information providing method described in 0. 13. The information providing method further includes a second preparation step of preparing event information in relation to a place where the event is performed, a time required for the execution of the event, and weather suitable for the event. Searching for weather information indicating the weather at the position specified by the position information; calculating a margin time from the current time to the start of the movement based on the time required for the movement; A step of searching for event information that matches a condition from the event information prepared in the second preparation step, based on the position information, the extra time, and the weather information, The method according to claim 1, further comprising transmitting the searched event information to the mobile terminal. 13. The information providing method further includes a second preparation step of preparing event information in relation to a place where the event is performed, a time required for the execution of the event, and weather suitable for the event. Searching for weather information indicating the weather at the position specified by the position information; calculating a margin time from the current time to the start of the movement based on the time required for the movement; A step of searching for event information that matches a condition from the event information prepared in the second preparation step, based on the position information, the extra time, and the weather information, The method according to claim 1, further comprising transmitting the searched event information to the mobile terminal.
    0. The information providing method described in 0. 0. The information providing method described in 0.
  14. 【請求項14】 携帯端末に情報を提供する情報提供方
    法を実現するプログラムを記録した機械読取可能な記録
    媒体であって、前記情報提供方法は、 前記携帯端末の使用者が実行する計画を表わす計画情報
    を準備する準備ステップと、 前記携帯端末から、前記携帯端末の位置を表わす位置情
    報を受信する受信ステップと、 前記受信ステップにて受信した前記位置情報と、前記準
    備ステップにて準備した前記計画情報とに基づいて、前
    記計画を実行するための行動に関する情報を生成する生
    成ステップと、 前記生成ステップにて生成された前記情報を前記携帯端
    末に送信する送信ステップとを含む、記録媒体。
    14. A machine-readable recording medium storing a program for realizing an information providing method for providing information to a portable terminal, wherein the information providing method represents a plan to be executed by a user of the portable terminal. A preparing step of preparing plan information; a receiving step of receiving, from the mobile terminal, positional information indicating a position of the mobile terminal; the positional information received in the receiving step; and the preparing in the preparing step A recording medium, comprising: a generating step of generating information on an action for executing the plan based on plan information; and a transmitting step of transmitting the information generated in the generating step to the mobile terminal.
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